Googlistas Outflank Other Techies in Political $$s

Thursday morning, Googlistas waiting for the bus.

The SF Business Times reports that Googlistas and their families have given some $1.7 million to campaigns during this election cycle with “more Silicon Valley’s tech contributions are moving into Republican coffers.” READ MORE

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  1. John

    It’s always great to see citizens involved in local politics.

    • Backtotheburbs

      Paying money seems like a strange way to “get involved” in politics. So … What is this money being applied to exactly? Is it the usual prodding for favorable tax and business climates?

      There are plenty of examples in the world of the corporate world doing good, it is not impossible. But perhaps flooding politicians with money is not the best way … For example, seems like 1.7B$ would solve all Bay Area transportation problems and then some, or put a serious dent into housing issues. And that is money from only part of one election cycle…

      More money to Republicans? Why is that utterly unsurprising?

      • John

        The cited article says 1.7 million, not billion.

        And it says those donations come from individual employees and not from corporations.

  2. missionresident

    Yes, more money is moving to Republicans, but it’s not even close to the Dems. 6 of the top 10 and 13 of the top 20 folks receiving cash are Democrats. Of the top 20 folks, this comes out to $2,199,418 for Dems and $725,592 for Republicans. That’s a 3 to 1 margin. Don’t believe me, see for yourself. Show me the money!

    • marcos

      I guess that the same people who see the Democrats as left are the same ones who see Debra Walker as a raving socialist

    • two beers

      Yeah, Bob Rubin and Larry Summers are hardcore leftists. Can you possibly be any denser?

      About the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats aren’t afraid of gays, whereas a good chunk of the GOP _are_ closeted self-hating gays. Both parties are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Wall St, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and the Military-Industrial complex. They confuse American Idiot with social issues, so Joe Blow thinks there’s a big difference between Obama and Bush, when their policies are almost identical (if anything, Obama is an even bigger corporate whore than Bush).

      Hot-button social issues, that’s all there is. Perfect fodder for hate-filled propagandists like you.

      • marcos

        Aspects of “the perfect dictatorship,” hot button issues at the top and the illusion of giving a shit about those crushed by plutocracy below via nonprofits. It should speak for itself that Nancy Pelosi endorsed Scott Weiner.

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