Follow The Money

The American Plutocracy

Below are a lot of figures of who’s on first and who’s outfield. I called America a Plutocracy; a government ran by the rich. Money and Power are often the same. These are the Elites who control our political parties, our representatives and senators, the PACS, the organizations and corporations. Thus they control who get’s elected and the elected if they want re-election. This must all be stripped away. All of it. PACS Gone. Organizations and Corporation donors gone, donations to parties, and parties and other candidates’ donations. All that should remain is individual donors and a severe limit on this.

This is the only way to break up the Plutocracy from controlling our government. If congress cannot fix their own house we should tear their house down. Vote everyone out. No incumbents. Just say NO!

The next thing to strip this Elite shadow government or Plutocracy is severe Anti-Trust legislation. No exceptions. Including Media, Energy, Banks, Transportation, every privately-owned organization. It’s happened in the past with the railroads, Standard Oil, and Bell Telephone come to mind. If we want to get our country back this as a minimum must be done. This is not negotiable in a democracy or a representative republic.

If you haven’t noticed the Elite controlling our nation, then you aren’t paying attention. Of course the media is controlling the information you get, and the Plutocracy is trying to keep you occupied with “bread and circuses” (Fat and Happy or a diversion)

I’m not calling for storming the capital, anarchy, Bernie Sanders Socialism, or Marxism. I’m calling for Democracy Now!

Look over the numbers, and see what you see.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 6, 2019.

Congressional Basic Salaries (doesn’t include office furniture, healthcare, home state office etc.) *

(The salary of Members of Congress has been frozen since 2009)

House of Representatives *

The Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, Travel to the District, and Mail for Members of the House. (the MRA may not be used to defray any personal or campaign-related expenses.)

2017 MRAs ranged from $1,251,177 to $1,433,709, with an average of $1,315,523.

Congressional Base Salary (2009)

Speaker of the House $223,500 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum

All other Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioner From Puerto Rico) $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s: House 172K to 168K.


Senate *

The Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account (SOPOEA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, and Mail for U.S. Senators. (may not to be used to defray any personal, political, or campaign-related expenses.) (FY 2018)

a range of $3,192,760 to $5,052,317. 24 The average allowance is $3,467,971.

Senator’s base Salary (2009)

President pro tempore $193,400 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum (2009)

All other Senators $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s 171K to 169k (2009)

*[Congressional Research Service

(2019). Senate.gov. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/9c14ec69-c4e4-4bd8-8953-f73daa1640e4.pdf


House candidates who won in 2012 raked in an average of $1,689,580 in campaign contributions. *

Senate candidates each raised an average of $10,476,451. *

*How much does it cost to win a seat in Congress? If you have to ask…. (2019). MSNBC. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/how-much-does-it-cost-win-seat-congre
 Top Candidates Receiving Donations
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Doug Jones (D) $28,645,796
Elizabeth Warren (D) $35,527,781
Kamala Harris (D) $24,832,245
Tammy Baldwin (D) $30,297,308
Pat Toomey (R) $25,772,712
Debbie Stabenow (D) $17,009,106
Rick Scott (R) $85,344,985
Charles E Schumer (D) $18,305,798
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Marco Rubio (R) $19,784,746
Jacky Rosen (D) $26,246,447
Rob Portman (R) $23,059,293
Tim Kaine (D) $20,843,557
Ron Johnson (R) $17,790,901
Maggie Hassan (D) $20,277,620
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) $34,166,184
Tammy Duckworth (D) $19,062,247
Ted Cruz (R) $43,552,966
Catherine Cortez Masto (D) $22,150,030
Bob Casey (D) $20,230,312
Sherrod Brown (D) $26,685,539
Mike Braun (R) $18,584,856

 

*Large Versus Small Individual Donations. (2019). OpenSecrets. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/large-vs-small-donations?cycle=2020&type=A


Top Individual Contributors

Politics, T. (2019). Top Individual Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php

(Follow link Very Large Number of Individual Donors, Interesting however)

 

Top Organizational Contributors

1 Bloomberg LP $95,892,625 $754,231 $95,138,394
2 Fahr LLC $73,100,331 $317,619 $72,782,712
3 Las Vegas Sands $62,359,400 $734,400 $61,625,000
4 Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research $61,388,300 $263,300 $61,125,000
5 Carpenters & Joiners Union $42,029,479 $2,814,155 $39,215,324
6 Service Employees International Union $41,474,545 $2,464,138 $39,010,407
7 Uline Inc $39,717,011 $1,980,043 $37,736,968
8 Laborers Union $31,875,363 $3,170,597 $28,704,766
9 American Federation of Teachers $31,090,948 $3,215,086 $27,875,862
10 Senate Majority PAC $29,379,217 $4,300 $29,374,917
11 Paloma Partners $27,697,200 $3,117,200 $24,580,000
12 Environment America $27,397,171 $85,171 $27,312,000
13 American Action Network $26,566,362 $3,513 $26,562,849
14 Senate Leadership Fund $24,221,940 $9,400 $24,212,540
15 National Education Assn $20,723,106 $2,805,328 $17,917,778
16 Republican Governors Assn $20,685,250 $250 $20,685,000
17 Soros Fund Management $20,251,221 $1,045,335 $19,205,886
18 League of Conservation Voters $19,693,651 $3,231,723 $16,461,928
19 Citadel LLC $19,604,380 $1,202,880 $18,401,500
20 One Nation $18,550,000 $0 $18,550,000
21 National Assn of Realtors $17,322,883 $4,952,440 $12,370,443
22 Euclidean Capital $16,391,900 $1,191,900 $15,200,000
23 Renaissance Technologies $15,768,764 $4,448,414 $11,320,350
24 Blackstone Group $15,602,036 $2,746,086 $12,855,950
25 America Votes $14,734,726 $3,584 $14,731,142
26 Microsoft Corp $14,107,059 $5,404,166 $8,702,893
27 American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $14,094,569 $2,852,928 $11,241,641
28 Amazon.com $13,626,791 $3,356,941 $10,269,850
29 NextGen Climate Action $12,897,357 $1,850 $12,895,507
30 Newsweb Corp $12,688,124 $1,127,024 $11,561,100
31 House Majority PAC $12,351,527 $3,325 $12,348,202
32 Koch Industries $12,102,359 $4,406,499 $7,695,860
33 Operating Engineers Union $11,008,412 $3,777,433 $7,230,979
34 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,804,591 $2,044,518 $8,760,073
35 Democratic Governors Assn $10,729,496 $141,933 $10,587,563
36 Club for Growth $10,317,840 $3,568,331 $6,749,509
37 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,280,989 $4,431,078 $5,849,911
38 Action Now Initiative $9,878,025 $25 $9,878,000
39 Marcus & Millichap $9,688,457 $1,187,957 $8,500,500
40 Simon Youth Foundation $9,654,560 $2,368,535 $7,286,025
41 EMILY’s List $9,427,340 $5,715,245 $3,712,095
42 Charles Schwab Corp $9,283,327 $2,928,093 $6,355,234
43 Bain Capital $8,985,728 $1,993,478 $6,992,250
44 AT&T Inc $8,202,979 $7,631,093 $571,886
45 Alphabet Inc $8,201,449 $7,321,779 $879,670
46 American Bridge 21st Century $8,114,623 $2,498 $8,112,125
47 Communications Workers of America $8,014,502 $1,871,126 $6,143,376
48 Bernard Marcus Family Foundation $7,994,268 $1,479,668 $6,514,600
49 Susquehanna International Group $7,730,148 $349,513 $7,380,635
50 Mountaire Corp $7,564,752 $899,752 $6,665,000
51 United Steelworkers $7,509,877 $796,262 $6,713,615

Politics, T. (2019). Top Organization Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/toporgs.php

 

  Receipts 2017-2018

ActBlue $1,261,994,020
Senate Majority PAC $164,210,171
Congressional Leadership Fund $157,809,212
Senate Leadership Fund $130,711,576
EMILY’s List $110,152,068
House Majority PAC $95,686,237
Service Employees International Union $81,378,447
Independence USA PAC $65,188,915
NextGen Climate Action $64,454,572
Priorities USA Action $43,482,095
America First $39,002,821
Laborers Union $35,530,297
New Republican PAC $34,185,976
End Citizens United $33,098,237
National Assn of Realtors $32,334,959
Moveon.org $31,761,203
League of Conservation Voters $31,571,416
Club for Growth $29,545,163
RGA Right Direction $26,156,088
American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $24,886,228

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