Currently, corporations in the United States are able to keep much of their political spending secret. So what the public knows about the influence of corporations on the political system is woefully incomplete. On Monday, Popular Information reported that 25 rainbow flag-waving companies, through their corporate PACs, donated more than $10 million to anti-gay politicians. But how much did these corporations contribute to Heritage Action, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that supports politicians that
Great work. It's so important right now.
299,990 to 10 for disclosure and the 10 still won... And the same Mary Jo White worked for Perdue Pharma to obscure their Opiod-addiction strategy...
Corporate America Forgives the Sedition Caucus https://nyti.ms/2U0V03N
Now let me think…why oh why would corporations not want to reveal their political spending…Maybe because they know what they are doing is racist, anti LGBTQ, misogynistic and just plain self serving greed that could possibly cause people to stop doing business with them? Let’s make it mandatory that their generous giving be made public and see what happens. They need to be forced out from under the rocks they are hiding under.
This is fantastic like always. It would be amazing if you had the time and team to join Robbie Jaeger (PolitFi) in also investigating the financial ties of political appointees from reading their public disclosure filings for potential conflicts of interest which need to be exposed and are costing us all money NOW. The conflicts are EVERYWHERE in the past 3 administrations.
I might win Mega Millions Friday night. If this has to be approved by our current US Senate I fear the same odds.
Thank you for exposing it nonetheless. We are in tough times and Moscow Mitch saying on my news feed that big 2017 corporate tax cut was why the economy was so good up til Feb 2020 made me want to hurl.
Those 1% Corps play both sides of the field for a reason. And the GOP has hands out in full view to receive their part.
US Chamber of Commerce makes me 🤬
Even with full disclosure and viral spread of that information there is not near enough exposure of corporate political spending.
Whether information gets squashed by corporate cover or is dismissed through public apathy it is time for progressive information sources to aggressively move into all social media (Facebook, Instagram, Tictoc etc) through popular influencers to spread the word.
While the independent streak in me can’t stand the idea of following influencers, I don’t deny their impact on people; especially customers of companies that need to do the right thing. Obama’s success was due in a large part due to his grasp of social media. That media has moved far beyond what was used back then and needs a reboot to operate in this new environment.
Let’s hope we can find a pathway to get there before it is to late.
I am surprised Robert Reich hasn’t latched on to this cause for transparency on political donations
Still seems like a slim chance, but it's a chance. Thanks for focusing on this bit of legislation.