Federal Records Show Romney Campaign Bought And Paid For By Big Banks
October 19, 2011
A new independent analysis of 2012 presidential candidates’ campaign contributions confirms that Mitt Romney is the banksters’ choice for the GOP nominee, and indeed for President.
Records of campaign contributions based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically this past weekend, reveal that Romney’s top 20 donors are made up almost exclusively of the biggest private banks on the planet.
Among Romney’s top twenty donors are Credit Suisse Group, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo and Citigroup Inc.
By far and away Romney’s largest campaign contributions have emanated from employees and officials at Goldman Sachs, with a total of $354,700 donated.
The donations are tallied from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.
Remember that the limit on donating to candidates is $2,400 per person, as per the Federal Election Campaign Act.
In stark contrast to Romney, and every other candidate for that matter, the top three organizations that employ Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters are the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy.
Indeed, the latest figures once again show that the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign has raised more donations from active military than all other presidential candidates—Republican or Democrat.
Paul tallied more than $75,000 from servicemen and women in the third quarter.
Paul also raised more from active military than all other GOP competitors combined, and more than incumbent President Barack Obama.
Unlike the majority of the rest of the field, Ron Paul’s donations have come solely from individuals and not from the use of PACs, bundling, subsidiaries and the like – indicating that the Congressman is the only candidate with purely grassroots support.
“This fundraising analysis confirms Americans’ beliefs about Ron Paul and their suspicions about Mitt Romney.” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton in a statement.
“It is that Dr. Paul is extraordinarily popular and accepted by the everyman and by everyday heroes, while Romney relies almost exclusively on his big-business ties,” Benton added.
Paul’s modest foreign policy, his continued support and tireless work with and on behalf of veterans and his truly authentic anti-war credentials are all factors behind his large pool of active military support.
“Ron Paul is the only candidate with a plan to end the growing number of unconstitutional undeclared wars, having an unclear connection to U.S. national security, end costly overseas nation-building that pays no friendship dividends, and stop subsidizing global security.” said Jesse Benton.
“Instead Dr. Paul will bring our troops home, secure our borders and lead the nation in practicing a traditional Republican noninterventionist foreign policy.” Benton added.
Paul is placed fourth in the fundraising stakes, behind Obama, Romney and Perry, so far in the three quarters of the year that have passed.
Last night’s debate in Las Vegas saw every candidate bickering and viciously attacking one and other over each of their flip flopping principles and big government voting records.
Only one candidate remains immune from such shameful displays – because his consistent and untainted record speaks for itself.