February 15, 2014

Surprising Political Donations

Democrats wrongly cry foul.

Charles and David Koch have been dubbed political enemies for their robust investment in Republican candidates. However, the Left loves to disregard the facts, so let’s dig a little deeper: OpenSecrets.org reveals that between 1989 and 2014, Koch Industries ranks nowhere close to the top of the heap in political donations. In fact, they come in at number 59, with $18 million given to politicos since 1989 (90% allocated to Republicans). Compare that to those in the top 10, where six unions – AFSCME, NEA, IBEW, UAW, Carpenters & Joiners and SEIU – have invested a collective $278 million and we can assure you most of the recipients didn’t have an “R” after their name. AT&T, American Association of Realtors, Goldman Sachs and Act Blue round out the list. Evidently, you’re only an “enemy” if you support conservative causes.

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