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WHO FUNDS THE FAR LEFT? YOU’LL BE SURPRISED

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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WHO FUNDS THE FAR LEFT? YOU’LL BE SURPRISED

The Center for American Progress is a left-wing organization that is closely associated with the Obama administration. Its principal product is a web site called Think Progress. Think Progress is part of the internet cesspool that modern liberalism has become. Written by hack left-wing bloggers, it is bitterly hostile to free enterprise. It is a low-rent site that traffics in the most absurd smears and conspiracy theories. Many have wondered for some years who finances far-left web sites like Think Progress. As of today, we know at least part of the answer, as CAP released its corporate donor list for the first time.

CAP says that individuals and foundations account for more than 90% of its funding, and corporations only around 6%. It would be interesting to see the individual and foundation donor list; my guess is that left-wing foundations, most of which spend money left by dead conservatives, would loom large. But what corporations fund Think Progress’s anti-free enterprise propaganda? The full list is here; it includes:

* Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, one of Washington’s most powerful lobbyists.
* American Iron and Steel Institute
* America’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP
* Apple Inc.
* AT&T
* Bank of America
* Blackstone, one of the largest multinational private equity firms
* Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
* Citigroup
* The Coca-Cola Company
* Comcast NBCUniversal
* CVS Caremark Inc.
* Eli Lilly and Company
* Facebook
* GE
* Goldman Sachs
* Google
* Japan Bank for International Cooperation
* Microsoft Corporation
* Northrop Grumman, defense contractor
* PepsiCo
* Samsung
* Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States
* Time Warner Inc.
* Walmart
* Wells Fargo

I doubt that there is any conservative organization that can boast a remotely comparable list of corporate supporters. CAP’s disclosure is a timely reminder that large corporations are not, in general, supporters of free enterprise. Many of them love to partner with government to suppress innovation and competition. Koch Industries stands alone, as far as I know, as a relatively large company that actually supports free enterprise as a matter of principle. Which is why corporatist America, through disreputable organizations like the Center for American Progress, has waged unremitting warfare against Koch.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/who-funds-the-far-left-youll-be-surprised.php#!

by on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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You mean to tell me that some of Corporate America funds the left???? No, but the left told me they only fund Republicans!!!! 

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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Who would want to fund the violent far right.,
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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Just look at all the sponsors that ran from rush limbaugh
Kazoo22
by Bronze Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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"I doubt that there is any conservative organization that can boast a remotely comparable list of corporate supporters." 

Ahh ha ha. 

romalove
by Roma on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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How many of those companies also fund Republicans and Republican causes?

They can't put all their eggs in one basket, you know.

rfurlongg
by on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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Extremism is extremism. Neither extreme is helpful to the nation.
Carpy
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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Protecting themselves by funding far left propaganda. Not shocking.
jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM

http://www.americanprogress.org/about/our-supporters/

The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund accept donations from generous individuals, foundations, corporations, and other organizations. American Progress receives more than 90 percent of its funding from individuals and foundations. Funding from corporations makes up less than 6 percent of funding for the Center for American Progress and less than 3 percent of funding for the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Corporate donations do not fund new research.

Our policy work is independent and driven by solutions that we believe will create a more equitable and just country. The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund follow all financial disclosure requirements with regards to donors.

MeAndTommyLee
by Platinum Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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More of a statistical move you assert?  It's good for business.  And if the 'right' was the flavor of the nation at the moment, these same corps would throw dollars in that direction.

Quoting Carpy: Protecting themselves by funding far left propaganda. Not shocking.


idunno1234
by Silver Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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The poor widdle Koch brothers are being attacked by big bad people just because the Koch brothers stand for everything good for this country while everyone else stands for everything bad.

Lol.

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