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Romney's top donor: Goldman Sachs, Ron Paul's top donor: US Army
Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.2.12 | Andy Booker

Posted on 01/02/2012 10:06:05 AM PST by packback

Mitt Romney's top ten is made up of Goldman Sachs, followed by Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morgan Stanley, Barclays (UK), Bank of America and JP Morgan. In contrast Romney's co-frontrunner in Iowa, Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce.

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To: Larry Lucido

...in many cases, precisely. There really is no way of knowing. As a regular conservative contributor from 1976 to the present, I never once indicated I was in the military even when I was...which was 28 years in total. The military demographics are changing though (for the worse in my opinion) so it would not surprise me if Paul is getting some support. A good study of overall military demographics would be interesting, but with the passing of Dr. Mosokos I don’t believe we’ll see one.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 10:30:36 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: packback

I did a little research on Ron Paul’s overwhelming support from military donors. At Open Secrets, you can search the data base on each politicians contributors. Turn’s out there are 71 donors who listed US Army as their employer. Contributed just over $20K to Paul. The active duty strength of the US Army is about 488,000. That means 0.0145% of the US Army contributed to Ron Paul. Not what I’d call overwhelming support. (You can do the same for Air Force and Navy. Should be about the same.)


22 posted on 01/02/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: packback
Keep Bashing Paul, (Stupid Soldiers!)

Goldman Sachs and Romney? No Problem!

Republicans here have a real problem with the Constitution. It is too radical! Go to the Congress before starting another War! Radical! He will get us all killed!

MORE interventionism? Learn nothing from the waste in Iraq!

23 posted on 01/02/2012 10:31:06 AM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: CGalen
“Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce” That says a lot!

It does, the got $65m from the three branches, assuming the employer ids are correct, which says nothing. Which to a Paulian is a lot.

Lot of defence contractors on the list, he must be planning a war.

The Corps didn't make the Paulian list.

IMO anyone seeing political significance in this is stupid, but that's just me.

24 posted on 01/02/2012 10:31:12 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: Larry Lucido
...in many cases, precisely. There really is no way of knowing. As a regular conservative contributor from 1976 to the present, I never once indicated I was in the military even when I was...which was 28 years in total. The military demographics are changing though (for the worse in my opinion) so it would not surprise me if Paul is getting some support. A good study of overall military demographics would be interesting, but with the passing of Dr. Mosokos I don't believe we'll see one.
25 posted on 01/02/2012 10:31:30 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: VicVega

no, not “some support”. It appears to be a clear majority. I think its not so much the older career military guys, but the young ones that are just doing their 4-6 years and then moving on, and the ones that have already moved on.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 10:33:08 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: DugwayDuke

Assuming no one lied. I’ve an acquaintaince who’s a dem donor who is a Dr., an attorney, and a corporate executive. Successful guy, but none of those. Who knows, this cycle maybe he’s an Air Force pilot. To say this is a weak arguement insults proponents of weak arguements. Note the USMC doesn’t turn up, someone might check?


27 posted on 01/02/2012 10:34:36 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: driftdiver

The most important, crucial, significant, lifechangning thing the next president will do, is to pick probably 3 new Supreme Court Justices.

Which presidential candidate would nominate 3 Justices who would most protect our Bill of Rights, Right to Bear Arms, Freedom from Unreasonable Search, States Rights, limitations upon the Federal government, etc ?


28 posted on 01/02/2012 10:36:04 AM PST by CGalen
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To: driftdiver

Also, Paul has never pretended to be a conservative - he’s a libertarian who believes that the POTUS shouldn’t have that much control over your every day life. It looks like we are having a war in our own hearts whether we want to be a free people or a controlled people who have been promised that famous security that Ben Franklin referred to way back when - in which case we will get neither freedom nor security if we sell out to the power-hungry criminals that have taken over our society.


29 posted on 01/02/2012 10:36:04 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: packback

The Army contributes to political candidates???


30 posted on 01/02/2012 10:37:16 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Siena Dreaming

Rhetorical question. You say they vote according to what’s best for the country yet they want a candidate who was against the War in Iraq?
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Not a rhetorical question:

You think the world is composed of only clones of yourself that cannot think for themselves or form an opinion that would be unpopular on freerepublic?


31 posted on 01/02/2012 10:37:53 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: packback

This is horrific. I don’t think any other GOP candidate has EVER received money from an investment bank before.


32 posted on 01/02/2012 10:38:14 AM PST by Joann37
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To: mamelukesabre

“””no, not “some support”. It appears to be a clear majority. I think its not so much the older career military guys, but the young ones that are just doing their 4-6 years and then moving on, and the ones that have already moved on.”””

I’ve worked with a lot of young National Guard types. They all say paul is nukken futz. Just sayin”

The only people I know personally that support the goofy old man are old hippies and young retards.


33 posted on 01/02/2012 10:39:06 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Sioux-san

“he’s a libertarian who believes that the POTUS shouldn’t have that much control over your every day life”

Ron Paul thinks Iran has a right to have nuclear weapons but America doesn’t have a right to protect itself.

Ron Paul thinks America can vacate the world, leaving a massive power vacuum, and it will make America stronger.


34 posted on 01/02/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Could you articulate more clearly what in the world you’re trying to say?


35 posted on 01/02/2012 10:41:27 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: Siena Dreaming

How did the war in Iraq benefit the US?


36 posted on 01/02/2012 10:42:34 AM PST by mas cerveza por favor
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To: mamelukesabre

Stand corrected. BTW, Houston is really putting on a clinic with Penn State.


37 posted on 01/02/2012 10:44:02 AM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: packback

Romney and Obama will be fighting it to see who gets more money from the bankers. The WH is owned by Goldman.


38 posted on 01/02/2012 10:48:08 AM PST by dog_taste_good
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To: VicVega

LOL Watching that game too.


39 posted on 01/02/2012 10:48:19 AM PST by dog_taste_good
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To: mas cerveza por favor

“How did the war in Iraq benefit the US?”


Hopefully it made us smarter to bring the troops home and not get in the way of them killing each other.


40 posted on 01/02/2012 10:50:47 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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