September 24, 2009
A big hat tip to Ralph Bernardo over at Disinfo for posting this. For those of you who are mouse click impaired, it’s a list of Barack Obama’s top twenty campaign contributors. Leading the list is notorious defense researcher University of California. Wall Street is represented in force, with such leading lights of the financial industry as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Swiss bank UBS, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. But don’t forget corporate America’s most trusted legal advisors, Sidley Austin, WilmerHale, Skadden Arps (called by Forbes “Wall Street’s most powerful law firm” and touted by Fortune as number on in “Who Represents Corporate America”), and Latham and Watkins. And, of course, some of America’s favorite media conglomerates, including war profiteers who are also in the news business. Rounding out the list are a couple more elite private universities, tech giants helping to snuff out free speech in China, and nefarious Holocaust and Iraq War profiteer, IBM.
Not surprising in the least, really. But some solid proof of my constant repetition of the “Barack Obama = servant of our corporate masters” meme. I don’t see how anyone can seriously contest the idea that Barack Obama serves the financial elites of this country, and not the working class. On the contrary, Barack Obama is leading the bosses’ charge against the living standards of the working class. There’s tons of money laying around for banks but “no money” for social services…