Thursday, May 21, 2015

Billionaire Political Donor's Toadies Go After Their Opposition Billionaire Donors Over Money in Politics

Co-Founder Of Ben And Jerry’s Attacks Koch Brothers On
Behalf Of Big Money Donor George Soros by Asking for
More Money to Influence Politics  
Dear MoveOn member,
This is Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream—but today I’m writing about something that leaves a foul taste in my mouth: money in politics.
Jeb Bush has raised so much money that he’s told his billionaire donors to give no more than $1 million now and save the rest for later—and he’s going to let his Super PAC run his campaign. The billionaire Koch brothers have pledged $100 million to the candidates they support, likely including Governor Scott Walker’s run for president. While Ted Cruz raised $4 million in a few days, he helped his Super PAC raise $31 million.5 And Hillary Clinton is planning on raising $200-300 million for Super PACs that back her—in addition to $2.5 billion for her own campaign.
This system is disgusting. It’s proof that our democracy is more awash in political spending than ever. It’s a reminder that the richest 1%, corporations, and their lobbyists are going to own these elections—and that pushes the rest of us to the sidelines.
Fortunately, MoveOn’s 8 million members are doing something about this—and I know, because I’m a MoveOn member, and I see the meaningful, long-term work MoveOn is doing to overturn Citizens United.
Which is why I’m writing today: Will you join me in supporting MoveOn’s efforts to overturn Citizens United and combat its impact? If you donate $10 or more, my friends from MoveOn will send you a stamp that you can use to legally stamp your own dollar bills with this simple message: “Amend the Constitution—Stamp Money Out Of Politics.”
No mention of their benefactor George Soros' combined donations of $10,455.000 he injected into the 2014 election cycle though.

(h/t WZ)