Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donati

  1. #1
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donati

    Follow the link, the documentation is there.

    Exclusive: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donations Alone

    Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises money from foreign-owned businesses for its 501(c)(6) entity, the same account that finances its unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack ad campaign. While the Chamber is notoriously secretive, the thrust of our story involved the disclosure of fundraising documents U.S. Chamber staffers had been distributing to solicit foreign (even state-owned) companies to donate directly to the Chamber’s 501(c)(6).


  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Follow the link, the documentation is there.

    Exclusive: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donations Alone

    Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises money from foreign-owned businesses for its 501(c)(6) entity, the same account that finances its unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack ad campaign. While the Chamber is notoriously secretive, the thrust of our story involved the disclosure of fundraising documents U.S. Chamber staffers had been distributing to solicit foreign (even state-owned) companies to donate directly to the Chamber’s 501(c)(6).
    Yes. They've already publicly stated (I posted it in another thread LINK) that they received less than 1% of their approx. $200,000,000 in funding via foreign contributions. So, essentially, your 'big scoop' is low balling it.

    You DO realize they have no legal obligation to tell you who ANY of their contributions come from, right?

    As for this...

    We noted the Chamber raises money from foreign-owned businesses for its 501(c)(6) entity, the same account that finances its unprecedented $75 million dollar partisan attack ad campaign.
    A 501(c)(6) is not an 'account', like a bank account. It's a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, specifically in this case, Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc. Any of which can have 'different bank accounts' to maintain separation of monies. As for 'partisan attack ads', have you SEEN the ads the Dems are running?

    Really, if that, and Axlerod's 'I don't have to prove what I say' is the best you have, I feel for you.

  3. #3
    Student sokpupet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    In your heart.
    Last Seen
    05-09-14 @ 03:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    252

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Just wait.. .. ..just wait; you ain't seen nuttin' yet!

    SCOTUS Ruling Spells Disaster for Political Transparency - Newsweek

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by sokpupet View Post
    Just wait.. .. ..just wait; you ain't seen nuttin' yet!

    SCOTUS Ruling Spells Disaster for Political Transparency - Newsweek
    The chamber says it does receive money from foreign sources, but that it amounts to only a small fraction of the chamber’s $200 million budget. The chamber says none of the foreign money is used in its ads, and no evidence has been produced to show otherwise. Federal Election Commission opinions state that organizations taking in foreign money may make political donations legally, so long as they have "a reasonable accounting method" to keep foreign money separate and have enough money from U.S. sources to cover the donations.
    Considering the foreign money is less than 1% of their $200,000,000 funding, that would make it... let me see... $2,000,000 dollars.

    This 'monstrous' partisan attack ad campaign is costing them (scrolls up to OP) $75,000,000.

    So, $200,000,000 ,minus the $2,000,000 in foreign contributions, leaves... (carry the two, divide by pi) $198,000,000 left in non-foreign contributions. Sounds like that meets the FEC requirements about US sources to allow them to run political ads, even ones costing $75,000,000 dollars.

    You liberal weenies are gonna have to try much harder

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    07-25-11 @ 05:42 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    464

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Yes. They've already publicly stated...that they received less than 1% of their approx. $200,000,000 in funding via foreign contributions.
    And what percentage does it represent of their tax-exempt ad front's funding?

  6. #6
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Considering the foreign money is less than 1% of their $200,000,000 funding, that would make it... let me see... $2,000,000 dollars.

    This 'monstrous' partisan attack ad campaign is costing them (scrolls up to OP) $75,000,000.

    So, $200,000,000 ,minus the $2,000,000 in foreign contributions, leaves... (carry the two, divide by pi) $198,000,000 left in non-foreign contributions. Sounds like that meets the FEC requirements about US sources to allow them to run political ads, even ones costing $75,000,000 dollars.

    You liberal weenies are gonna have to try much harder
    Please tell me why the Chamber shouldn't be required to open it books and reveal where the political donations are coming from? It seems to me that a decade earlier the right wing was all in a flutter about Gore getting donations from a Buddist temple. Hillary Clinton's donors have been questioned by the right as to the source. But now the right has the Chamber of Commerce to launder the money.


  7. #7
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,590

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Please tell me why the Chamber shouldn't be required to open it books and reveal where the political donations are coming from? It seems to me that a decade earlier the right wing was all in a flutter about Gore getting donations from a Buddist temple. Hillary Clinton's donors have been questioned by the right as to the source. But now the right has the Chamber of Commerce to launder the money.
    GOre was l ying when he claimed he was ignorant of a fund raiser or that "he had to pee" every time the lurid details were discussed
    far different from the chamber.



  8. #8
    Noblesse oblige
    Ockham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    01-27-17 @ 07:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    23,909
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Please tell me why the Chamber shouldn't be required to open it books and reveal where the political donations are coming from?
    I guess for the same reason Obama's 2008 campaign wasn't required to reveal their internet political donations...
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


  9. #9
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    GOre was l ying when he claimed he was ignorant of a fund raiser or that "he had to pee" every time the lurid details were discussed
    far different from the chamber.
    How do you know the Chamber is telling the truth?


  10. #10
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,590

    Re: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Do

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    How do you know the Chamber is telling the truth?
    I dont really care-and I doubt you do either. I find it interesting that dems claim to be the party of the common man yet they have all sorts of money from fat cats



Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •