Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 8, 2012, 1:07 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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"Companies including Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) have contributed $20 million toward the cost of the Democratic National Convention, helping fund an event that Democrats initially said wouldn’t accept corporate money, according to two people familiar with the matter." - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-04/companies-pay-20-million-to-fund-democratic-convention.html
DNC originally supposed to take place at Bank of America Stadium too.
Democracy Now video on Corporations and private interest that fund the Republican National Convention... "Dozens of events have already been held across Tampa -- mostly paid for by lobbyists and corporations taking advantage of loopholes." - really good video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0q8MGWnkHY
"Taxpayers directly contributed $18,248,300 million to the Republican and Democratic national committees, or a total of $36.5 million, to hold their presidential nominating conventions in Election 2012. They gave similar amounts to the parties in 2008.
In addition, Congress set aside $50 million for security at each of the party conventions in 2012, for a total of $100 million. The total cost to taxpayers of the two national party conventions in 2012 exceeded $136 million."
ON THE POLITICAL MONEY TRAIL From the early hours of the morning until late in the evening, politicians are breaking bread and sipping cocktails with donors. Sunlight’s Party Time lets you know who’s fundraising and where. - http://politicalpartytime.org/
Listen to the facist sing
"Take hope here
War is elsewhere
You were chosen
This is Gods land
Soon we'll be free
Of blot and mixture
Seeds planted by our Forefathers hand"
A mass of promises
Begin to rupture
Like the pockets Of the new world kings
Like swollen stomachs In Appalachia
Like the priest that fucked you As he whispered holy things
A mass of tears have transformed to stones now
Sharpened on suffering
And woven into the slings
Hope lies in the rubble of this rich fortress
Taking today what tomorrow never brings
- Rage Against the Machine