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LOLZ @ Sheldon Adelson!

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[quote]Adelson, along with his wife Miriam, will come "very close" to contributing $100 million this year towards defeating President Barack Obama and electing Republicans to Congress, insiders involved in the process told CNN. The multi-billionaire had told associates this year he was prepared to spend as much as $100 million to help achieve his political goals.
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[url="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/first-on-cnn-sheldon-adelson-to-attend-romney-election-night-event/"]http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/first-on-cnn-sheldon-adelson-to-attend-romney-election-night-event/[/url]

That's right... almost (pinky finger to corner of mouth) 100 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

This from a guy that can't manage to pay the extra 3% tax rate if we went back to the Clinton tax rates.
I'm guessing he could pay that extra 3% for about 1,000 years before he hit $100 million dollars.

Sorry about your luck job creators!

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[url="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/06/first-on-cnn-sheldon-adelson-to-attend-romney-election-night-event/"]http://politicaltick...on-night-event/[/url]

That's right... almost (pinky finger to corner of mouth) 100 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

Sorry about your luck job creators!
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Little more than loose pocket change for Sheldon and the other GOP big spenders.

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"I contributed $100 million and all I got is this leftover Romney/Ryan yard sign"

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Then again, it would not surprise me too much if Carl Rove went "missing" somewhere in the desert outside of Las Vegas. :cool:

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best christmas ever.

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this guy made money like that to the point he was able to literally give it away? and during the last 30 years? while trickle down was proven NOT to work?
and he won't be broke even after giving this money away? and will be able to pay more in taxes next year?

yeah, the huddle snark really makes this guy look foolish.

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wow talk about missing the point, he is the one percent that has more money than he knows what to do with, but he's not using it to "create jobs" hes using it to get people elected that will help him hoard more. At least Romney is still squirreling his away offshore somewhere instead of wasting it on the likes of Karl Rove.

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No its an ironic point. He throws money away becase he can and we focus on what he has and now we are concerned about jobs. 2012 is the perfect time to have occupational indignation.

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No, he tried to buy the Presidency of the United States.

If Romney wins you don't think Adelson would be able to write his own laws to best benefit his own personal interest?

That ain't democracy bro.

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Did he get his wish? That IS democracy.....bro. what were the final #'s in campaign money? Insane I'm sure.

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How quickly Dems forget that Obama outspent McCain five to one four years ago.

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[quote name='FurdTurgason' timestamp='1352476589' post='1989152']
How quickly Dems forget that Obama outspent McCain five to one four years ago.
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Don't remember Obama losing that year.

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[quote name='pstall' timestamp='1352475389' post='1989102']
No its an ironic point. He throws money away becase he can and we focus on what he has and now we are concerned about jobs. 2012 is the perfect time to have occupational indignation.
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what about companies that laid off workers and then donated millions to campaigns or vice-versa?

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[quote name='Delhommey' timestamp='1352477923' post='1989197']
Don't remember Obama losing that year.
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Tarheel31 complained that this guy tried to buy the election.

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1352478782' post='1989223']


what about companies that laid off workers and then donated millions to campaigns or vice-versa?
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is it illegal? what about companies that hired and gave? totally unethical if a company lays off a ton and gives the money away. but, thats up to that company unfortunately.

does each candidate get exactly the same amount of air time?

cap how much goes into campaigns period. look at all that money that was wasted that really could have been spent on a couple of states and the rest given to help the poor or vets or something much more constructive.

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Turd you should have a look at small contributions as a percentage of funds for that 2008 election vs. large corporate donors. He outspent his opponent because of regular people contributing smaller amounts in greater numbers.

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[quote name='pstall' timestamp='1352482971' post='1989302']


is it illegal? what about companies that hired and gave? totally unethical if a company lays off a ton and gives the money away. but, thats up to that company unfortunately.

does each candidate get exactly the same amount of air time?

cap how much goes into campaigns period. look at all that money that was wasted that really could have been spent on a couple of states and the rest given to help the poor or vets or something much more constructive.
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legal? who's talking about legal? I thought we were talking about the popularity of occupational indignance and subtly implying class warfare?

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ok you lost me. i thought you were asking if a company lays off workers THEN gives money if it were bad or whatev.

im not talking class warfare at all. i gave the obligatory snarky answer that i knew would befuddle some because they do it so much they would then it gospel.

the cwg says what he did and i responded that oh now we are all up in arms about jobs.

then it spun into campaign finance etc with you and I.


hope that makes sense.

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[quote name='cookinwithgas' timestamp='1352483527' post='1989316']
Turd you should have a look at small contributions as a percentage of funds for that 2008 election vs. large corporate donors. He outspent his opponent because of regular people contributing smaller amounts in greater numbers.
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That's a nice fairy tale I'm sure you'd like to believe. Look up George Soros.

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[quote name='FurdTurgason' timestamp='1352485246' post='1989385']

That's a nice fairy tale I'm sure you'd like to believe. Look up George Soros.
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I take it you didn't look it up as he asked. 50% of his donations were under $200. 67% were under $1000.

Only 30% of Bush and Mccain's donations were under $200.

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Using numbers and facts here is like reading Japanese poetry to a rock.

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[quote name='pstall' timestamp='1352485141' post='1989377']
ok you lost me. i thought you were asking if a company lays off workers THEN gives money if it were bad or whatev.

im not talking class warfare at all. i gave the obligatory snarky answer that i knew would befuddle some because they do it so much they would then it gospel.

the cwg says what he did and i responded that oh now we are all up in arms about jobs.

then it spun into campaign finance etc with you and I.


hope that makes sense.
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i'm lost too... what do you think about MCD at a 52 week low?

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Money is the grease that keeps the political wheels turning. I expect the monied interests to double down for the next election and to be better organized when they do.

Don't lose sight of the fact that much of this money goes towards local and state elections.

If you can control the state houses, you can gerrymander the districts for state and federal elections, securing many seats from ever being seriously challenged by the opposing party.

Representatives that are in secure districts are less likely to listen to constituents with opposing views or compromise on legislation.

Gerrymandering of political districts is why such a high percentage of politicians are returning to congress even though they have accomplish very little in the last two years other than obstruct any serious efforts to compromise and legislate.

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1352486386' post='1989427']

i'm lost too... what do you think about MCD at a 52 week low?
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a very sneakily not so good indicator. not this bad since what 2003? Mickey D's is usually a nice indicator unto itself.

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[quote name='rodeo' timestamp='1352485801' post='1989407']
I take it you didn't look it up as he asked. 50% of his donations were under $200. 67% were under $1000.

Only 30% of Bush and Mccain's donations were under $200.
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Does that explain five to one?

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