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  • Report: Silicon Valley Billionaires Join Forces Behind Joe Biden; Plans Include ‘Partisan News Sites’

    05/27/2020 1:31:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Left-wing “explainer” website Vox reports Wednesday that leading billionaires in Silicon Valley are joining forces to build a digital campaign around former Vice President Joe Biden, who is holed up in his Wilmington, Delaware, home. Biden and the Democrats are considered far behind their rivals in building digital tools for the 2020 presidential campaign — and Biden’s technological ineptitude has become a subject of public mockery. So others are stepping in, according to Theodore Schleifer of Vox’s “Recode”:
  • US billionaires have grown $434 billion richer during the pandemic

    05/21/2020 7:41:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 76 replies
    MSN ^ | May 21, 2020 | MSN
    America's billionaires saw their fortunes soar by $434 billion during the U.S. lockdown between mid-March and mid-May, according to a new report.
  • LA Times Sold To Billionaire Doctor — And Fake-News Protester

    02/07/2018 9:30:43 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/07/18
    Is it time to Make Los Angeles Great Again? After almost two decades of corporate ownership, the Los Angeles Times will revert back to private control — under an owner with professed skepticism about journalism. Billionaire doctor and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong will cough up nearly $600 million to take full control of the paper, a figure that dwarfs what Jeff Bezos paid for the Washington Post a few years back:
  • Top 59 Lib Donors’ Spending BEATS Top 44 Conservative Donors’ Spending by $104,059,813

    04/29/2020 12:27:54 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/29/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Multiple liberal outlets fumed at how conservative donors have funded groups who have supported lockdown protests across the country. But they avoided reporting how the left is outspending the right in this election cycle to outside groups by over $100 million. Records reveal that all top liberal donors listed by Open Secrets (59) spent a whopping $191,827,021 combined so far on liberal groups. To contrast, all the top conservative donors listed by Open Secrets (44) only spent $87,767,208 combined on conservative groups. That’s a $104,059,813 disparity. It’s not even close.
  • Scientists and billionaires drive 'Manhattan Project' seeking to combat Covid-19, Deliver report to White House via backdoor channels

    04/28/2020 11:37:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON - A group of top American scientists backed by billionaires and industry titans says it has the answer to the coronavirus pandemic, and has delivered a report to the White House through backdoor channels. The scientists compiled a confidential 17-page report that suggests a number of unorthodox measures to combat the coronavirus, including the use of powerful drugs that were intended to be used against Ebola in far heftier doses than tried in the past, reported The Wall Street Journal. Specific recommendations made by the group, such as slashing manufacturing regulations and requirements for specific coronavirus drugs, have already...
  • Republican mega-donor buys stake in Twitter and seeks to oust Jack Dorsey – report

    02/29/2020 5:51:11 PM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    theguardian ^ | 2/29/2020 | martin pengelly
    A major Republican donor has purchased a stake in Twitter and is reportedly seeking to oust its chief executive, Jack Dorsey. Bloomberg News first reported that Elliott Management has taken a “sizable stake” and “and plans to push for changes at the social media company, including replacing Dorsey”. Paul Singer, the billionaire founder of Elliott Management, is a Republican mega-donor who opposed Donald Trump during the real-estate magnate’s run for the presidential nomination but has since come onside. After a White House visit in February 2017, Trump said Singer “was very much involved with the anti-Trump or, as they say,...
  • Billionaire Bloomberg Replaces Billionaire Steyer on Democrat Debate Stage

    The battle of the Democrat money men running for president is playing out in high-roller Las Vegas as billionaire Mike Bloomberg replaces billionaire Tom Steyer on the debate stage Wednesday night. Steyer did not meet the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) threshold by the Tuesday midnight deadline. And while voters can cast their ballot for Steyer in Nevada, Bloomberg’s name is not one of the candidates on it. Steyer, who took part in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth debates is not happy about the development, Politico reports: Steyer’s campaign has cried foul at his likely exclusion, arguing that his...
  • Don’t Forget: New Hampshire Winner And Dem Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Has A Lot Of Crazy Plans; Here are 19 Of His Insane Policy Proposals

    02/12/2020 8:43:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/12/2020 | Emily Jashinsky and Madeline Osburn
    With a win in New Hampshire, a maybe-win in Iowa last week, and a month-long surge into second place nationally, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is now in strong position to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. It’s been a long road for the curmudgeonly man from Vermont, who spent years toiling on the fringes of official Washington. Of all things, the event that ultimately launched him into the Democratic Party’s mainstream turned out to be a binary 2016 primary contest with Hillary Clinton, a match-up in which the contrast ultimately benefited him more than her.So, here we are, in...
  • Poll: Most Democratic voters say billionaires are out of touch with average American

    01/29/2020 1:57:29 PM PST · by libstripper · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 29 2020 | Tess Bonn
    Most Democratic voters say that billionaire politicians are out of touch with the average American, according to the latest Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday. Sixty-nine percent of Democratic voters in the nationwide survey said that billionaires don’t understand the problems facing the majority of Americans. Another 31 percent of Democrats said they thought billionaire candidates are better equipped to focus on the needs facing the majority of voters across the country.
  • Michael Bloomberg Isn’t Really Running For President, And That Should Worry You

    01/29/2020 10:52:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist, ^ | January 29, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    The staff, the ad spending, the campaigning -- Michael Bloomberg was going to do all of this to defeat President Donald Trump already. Doing it as a 'candidate' excempts him from limits on PACs and political donations. There is very good reason to believe Michael Bloomberg isn’t actually running for president.Of course, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. For one, he declared he is. He’s also hired more than 1,000 staff and is still expanding, offering salaries far above campaign averages. This week, he became the first of the declared candidates to have campaigned in all 14 states...
  • George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America

    01/25/2020 9:37:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    George Soros is 89 years old, but by gosh, before he dies, he’s going to see to the internal destruction of America. At least that’s how it seems. How else can we listen to his words in Davos, Switzerland, track his funding of American political races and pay attention to what he says about President Donald Trump, capitalism, and the leftist causes he backs and the leftist Open Society Foundations he runs, and come to any other conclusion? In the last few years, Soros has taken to trying to take over local law enforcement agencies by pumping massive amounts of...
  • Dem billionaires Steyer and Bloomberg already have spent a combined $200 million in quest for presidency

    12/26/2019 4:48:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/26/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when the Democrats thought “money politics” was a bad thing? That moral certainty started to crumble when Hillary Clinton outspent Donald Trump by a factor of at least 2, and still went down to defeat. And while vilifying Wall Street makes for good progressive virtue-signaling, the Dems are now the party of plutocrats, buying with welfare and money transfers the support of an underclass kept angry and dependent by progressive policies that hamper job-creation and reward idleness and dependency. President Trump’s tax and regulations cuts have boosted job growth and income at the lower end of the market, imperiling...

    10/18/2016 6:23:50 PM PDT · by Tours · 8 replies
    MOther Jones | Oct. 10, 2016 | Andy Kroll
    On August 22, a convoy of blacked-out Suburbans, flanked by police escorts, sped west along Sunset Boulevard and then headed north into the Hollywood Hills. The motorcade finally pulled up to the gated entrance of Beverly Park, an exclusive enclave that is home to an array of famous actors, rockers, and other Los Angeles A-listers. Hillary Clinton's destination that evening was the palatial compound of Univision chairman Haim Saban, a billionaire most famous for creating the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers..... .... No single political patron has done more for the Clintons over the span of their careers.... ....People who know...
  • Billionaire Mike Bloomberg spending $31.5 million in one week to show this ad nationwide

    11/25/2019 7:57:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    We now have a preview of the way Michael Bloomberg plans to buy the Democrats' nomination and the presidency.  A big part of his massive spending program will be focused on trashing President Donald Trump while touting himself as a self-made man.  The budget for this ad alone is at a saturation level in targeted markets. Advertising Analytics confirmed with The Hill on Saturday that Bloomberg's multimillion-dollar ad campaign would air in 98 local markets and on some national cable channels in the most expensive ad purchase from any candidate in one week of political advertising. The former mayor's ad filmed by Kantar/CMAG is expected...

    11/13/2019 4:39:45 PM PST · by 7thson · 42 replies
    Just wanted to throw this out there. Over the past several years, we have heard from various billionaires that yes, they should pay more in taxes. Now we have socialist idiots out there - Elizabeth Warren and others - that have now called their bluff. They are saying, okay we'll just take 100 million from you and now, all of a sudden, they are balking at the idea of their wealth being stripped from them. We always knew it was bull but now the hypocrisy is out in the open.
  • Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires (Warrens' Billionaire Attack Ad)

    11/13/2019 3:25:16 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Liz Warren Youtube ^ | 11 13 2019 | Liz Warren
    "It's time for a wealth tax in America" Elizabeth Warren Stands Up to Billionaires
  • Literally no one, NO ONE should be a billionaire

    11/10/2019 7:11:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 99 replies
    The Week ^ | June 2019 | Jeff Spros
    "Does anyone deserve to have a billion dollars?" That's one of the questions The New York Times recently put to the avalanche of candidates coming for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination in 2020. A few of them, and not necessarily the most left-wing ones, offered a squishily-philosophic no. "I'm not sure anybody cosmically or morally deserves to have a billion dollars," as South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg put it. Others were more positive: John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado, thinks the aspiration to make a billion dollars "drives a lot of our economy." One thing just about everyone agreed...
  • Bill Gates says meeting Jeffrey Epstein was a ‘mistake’

    11/08/2019 9:48:10 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | November 6, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Bill Gates said Wednesday that he “made a mistake” when he decided to meet with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein while seeking money for his global health campaign. Gates made the mea culpa while speaking to The New York Times Dealbook Conference — saying that by sitting down with Epstein he helped legitimize the convicted sexual predator. “I made a mistake in judgment that I thought that those discussions would lead, literally, to billions of dollars going to global health. It turned out that was a bad judgment,” said 64-year-old Gates. “And I gave him some benefit by the association. So I made...
  • Tom Steyer Gave $21,063,557 to Liberals, Dwarfs Top 8 Conservative Donors’ Spending

    10/09/2019 10:32:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 10/9/2019 | Joseph Vasquez
    Liberal media outlets have promoted liberal billionaire 2020 candidate Tom Steyer as a “patrician populist” who has decried “‘the corporate stranglehold on democracy.’” But Steyer is also currently the top federal spender to outside groups this cycle. According to data from Open Secrets, Steyer is the top federal contributor to outside groups. In total, he gave $21,063,557 to liberal causes in the 2020 election cycle, outspending eight of the top conservative donors ($19,710,327). Steyer, who led a $120-million campaign to impeach Trump during the 2018 election, will make his first appearance on stage during the Oct. 15, Democratic Party presidential...
  • Bernie's new socialist 'solution': 'Billionaires should not exist'

    09/24/2019 9:31:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 9/24/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Trying to out-socialist Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders has a fresh new idea: Ending billionaires. Here's his genius tweet: Bernie Sanders âś” @BernieSanders Billionaires should not exist. Â… NYT Politics âś” @nytpolitics Bernie Sanders is unveiling a proposal for a new wealth tax on the richest Americans, including a steep tax on billionaires that could greatly diminish their fortunes 44.3K 6:01 AM - Sep 24, 2019