Monday, August 13, 2012

Bought and Paid for Paul Ryan

Money has been pouring into Paul Ryan campaign coffers in far greater amounts than most congressman. provides this chart of the Paul Ryan money flow:

The money has mostly come from large contributors not individuals. Only 14% of his contributions come from individuals. This doesn't happen to a true small government advocate. Who has been making contributions to Ryan?

According to Open Secrets, it's the usual suspects. The top ten sectors that have donated to Ryan are:

 1 Retirement
2 Securities & Investment
3 Insurance
4 Health Professionals
5 Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
6 Real Estate
7 Accountants
8 Lawyers/Law Firms
9 Misc Business
10 Misc Finance

Among those that have contributed to Ryan are:

Northwestern Mutual
Abbott Laboratories
Wells Fargo
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Carpenters & Joiners Union
Goldman Sachs
Bank of America
Credit Union National Assn

Donors to Ryan's Prosperity Pac include:

Koch Industries
Citadel Investment Group
Madison Dearborn Partners
Medco Health Solutions
Stonehill Capital Management
New Vernon Capital

1 comment:

  1. webster tarpley has been predicting that romney will win, seeing obama as a carter type president. he had been prediciting romney will win implementing fresh austerity. i think the vp nod being handed to ryan(an austerity politican) seems to follow the political tragectory tarpley sees.