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***Who Is Funding Obama And McCain Campaigns?***


The very banks at the heart of the Fed bailout on Wall Street and the newly created nationalized banking structure created by the banking cartel, heavily funded both presidential candidates from the two major parties. Is it any wonder why McCain and Obama voted the way they did for the bailout of Wall Street without hesitation. The case could be made that they played it safe being on the national stage and wanted the perception amongst the voters that they wanted to fix the economic mess created by the very companies being bailed out. I, however disagree with that notion, and would rather suggest that they were actually voting to support the bankers who have lined their pockets.

The list for both candidates is comprised of almost every banking institution involved in the newly formed nationalization plan, so are we to expect either of these guys to present anything different to reform our economic\monetary policy or improving oversight of these institutions? This is just another indication of how both parties at the top are compromised, and really belong to the same party of bankers and Wall Street execs and their voting records reflect it.

Barack Obama

Contributor Total
Goldman Sachs $748,880
University of California $625,911
JPMorgan Chase & Co $493,469
Harvard University $473,669
Citigroup Inc $467,849
Google Inc $426,174
University of Chicago $424,539
UBS AG $423,045
Skadden, Arps et al $394,335
Lehman Brothers $393,324
National Amusements Inc $385,803
Microsoft Corp $380,735
Sidley Austin LLP $379,802
Kirkland & Ellis $376,164
Moveon.org $347,463
Morgan Stanley $341,320
Time Warner $338,677
Wilmerhale Llp $335,398
Exelon Corp $314,063
Latham & Watkins $299,650

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2007 - 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Source OpenSecrets.org

John McCain

Contributor Total
Merrill Lynch $306,813
Citigroup Inc $277,251
Goldman Sachs $234,345
Morgan Stanley $234,272
AT&T Inc $192,557
JPMorgan Chase & Co $185,325
Credit Suisse Group $165,575
Blank Rome LLP $155,326
Greenberg Traurig LLP $148,787
UBS AG $138,665
PricewaterhouseCoopers $138,320
US Government $137,842
Bank of America $133,975
FedEx Corp $123,953
Wachovia Corp $123,096
Pinnacle West Capital $123,050
Lehman Brothers $120,600
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $104,250
US Army $103,613
Bear Stearns $99,300

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