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Gov’t Employees Among Top Donors To Obama

From CNS News:

U.S. Gov’t Employees Among Top Campaign Contributors to Obama; Bankers Among Top Contributors to Romney

By Penny Starr | Mon October 1, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – U.S. government employees and their families have thus far contributed $396,550 to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, making them one of the top five sources of cash for the campaign to reelect the president, according to Opensecrets.org.

Employees of the U.S. State Department and their families have, by themselves, contributed $213,256 to the Obama reelection campaign. Standing alone, State Department employees and their families are the 17th largest contributors to the Obama campaign, ranking just above the employees and family members of Wells Fargo, who have contributed $202,216 to the Obama campaign.

What a shock, huh? In fact, the employees of the State Department and their families have, by themselves, contributed $213,256 to Obama. Which helps explain why we have the kind of foreign policy we do.

And we thought the unions were a great money laundering machine.

By contrast, employees of five major banks and their families have been among the top sources of campaign funds for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Which just goes to show that people want to preserve their livelihood.

The academic community has also been very supportive of President Obama’s reelection bid. With employees of the University of California and their families being the very top contributors to his campaign–having given the campaign a total of $703,781 in campaign contributions so far in this election cycle–and employees of Harvard and their families being the fourth largest contributors to the president’s campaign.

What another shock.

Here, as calculated by OpenSecrets.org, are the top five organizations whose employees and employee family members have given the most to President Obama’s reelection campaign:

1. University of California — $703,781
2. Microsoft — $544,445
3. Google Inc — $526,009
4. Harvard University — $431,860
5. U.S. Government — $396,550

Here, as calculated by OpenSecrets.org, are the top five organizations whose employees, family members and political action commitees have given the most to the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney:

1. Goldman Sachs — $891,140
2. Bank of America — $667,139
3. JP Morgan Chase and Company — $662,719
4. Morgan Stanley — $649,847
5. Credit Suisse Group — $554,066

Oddly enough, that looks like the list of Obama’s top donors in 2008. What caused them to change their minds?

And speaking of changing minds, we have this from the Daily Caller:

Survey: Doctors choose Romney over Obama

By Betsi Fores | Mon October 1, 2012

A new survey shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over President Barack Obama among doctors, with Obamacare helping to sway their votes.

If the election were held today, 55 percent of physicians reported they would vote for Romney while just 36 percent support Obama, according to a survey released by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest health care staffing company in the United States

Fifteen percent of respondents said they were switching their vote from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012. The top reasons cited for this change was the Affordable Care Act and the failure to address tort reform

Fifty-five percent of physicians said that they favored “repeal and replace” Obamacare, while 40 percent said “implement and improve”…

The survey found that physicians that support Romney were more likely to own their own practice or “who had a stake in their own practice”. Obama supporting physicians were more likely to be women, or employed by hospitals or health systems.

The disturbing thing is that so many doctors voted for Obama the first time around.

Still, as we have noted before, isn’t it peculiar how Obama lists as his accomplishments, killing Osama and ‘saving’ General Motors.’ And that he never mentions his supposedly signature issue, Obama-Care?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Gov’t Employees Among Top Donors To Obama”

  1. GetBackJack

    The Praetorian Guard has expanded rather exponentially, eh?

  2. amber

    Not this government-employed family. For the past 3 years our family has not seen a COLA, my husband runs a shop that is staffed below 40%, is gone from home at least 20% of every year, works an average of 60-70 hours a week (depending on the time of year), is not aloud overtime even though he is a hourly employee (he gets comp time), rarely gets to use his vacation time and is always scrambling at the end of the year to not lose his vacation. The last 2 years he went over 9 straight months without a vacation day. He makes $70,000 and is required to be in the National guard. He is required to wear a military uniform to work, but is not supplied one, he does not receive a clothing allowance like officers in Active Duty because he is National Guard, even though he works full time.
    So, when I hear people talking about the sweet deal that our government employees have, I know they do not mean federal military techs, however, whenever the democrats want to show they are cutting government jobs and pay, it is these people who take the hit, not the Washington aids who get hundreds of thousands of dollars to party and sit on their asses.
    Meanwhile, even though our dredit is stellar and we qualify for a much larger mortgage, we cant refinance to fix our house because banks are concerned about people walking away from their contracts. So, because my husband is not home to work on the house, because I can not hire a contractor to fix the house, I have been stuck living in a house with no walls, loose electrical wires, mold…. I really hateObama. Everytime someone says he really cares about people (Jay Leno) I want to destroy their house, make them work horrible long hours without proper compensation, charge them for working for me, and then tell them “see how much I care for you”
    Oh, and retirement? He gets 1% of his salary for every good year worked and he is forced to retire between the ages of 56 and 60 because he can not stay in the national guard after that age.


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