Skip to comments.Wal-Mart boss Sam Walton funding Obama big time
Posted on 10/22/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
Can we stop pretending that Barack Obamas candidacy is some grass-roots uprising?
Obamas campaign has outspent Romneys campaign. The Democratic National Committee has outspent the Republican National Committee. While Romneys SuperPAC (Restore our Future), has outspent Obamas SuperPAC (Priorities USA), that $40 million Romney SuperPAC edge doesnt come close to making up for the Obama campaigns $180 million edge.
There is legally undisclosed spending going on here, and theres reason to believe Romney benefits from more of it than Obama, but thats not conclusive, and we dont know how big Romneys edge is in that category.
Obama argues that his fundraising success comes from small donors, but thats not really true. One out of every five Obama dollars comes from the campaigns biggest bundlers, the Center for Pubic Integrity reports. Those bundlers include the likes of Pfizer lobbying chief Sally Susman and financier Michael Kempner of the MWW group.
A full 85 percent of Obamas SuperPAC money comes from his 20 largest donors (compared to 70 percent of the money raised by Romneys SuperPAC), according to Russ Choma at the Center for Responsive Politics.
My favorite detail, though, is this Washington Times report by data hound Luke Rosiak: Wal-Mart Chairman Sam Walton has apparently given big to Obamas SuperPAC.
This is at first surprising for a couple of reasons. First, the Waltons tend to be Republican. Second, the conventional wisdom is that megacorps like Wal-Mart are a Republican thing.
But Sam Walton gave the maximum $30,800 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, and $40,000 to the OVF this election.
Policy-wise, theres plenty of reason for Sam Walton to like Barack Obama: 1.Wal-Mart endorsed the employer mandate in ObamaCare, which gives Wal-Mart an advantage by crushing smaller competitors. 2.Wal-Mart has profited from Dodd-Frank, which fixes the price Wal-Mart has cards.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Like I was inofrmed yesterday, Sam Walton is dead.
It’s his evil heirs.
Show Walmart how much we appreciate it. Stop doing business with Walmart. If you keep giving your money to those how are aligned against you, you we always come up on the short end.
I never liked Wal-Mart too much. Of course if Obama gets another 4 years, all of us will be poor and only be able to afford to shop at Wally World and nowhere else and only eat at McDonald’s that are located in most Wal-Marts.
I avoid the place like the plague.....
Chances this "donation" is really a promise from Obama that they will not be sued again as long as they "pay up."
Show Walmart how much we appreciate it. Stop doing business with Walmart. If you keep giving your money to those how are aligned against you, you will always come up on the short end.
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S. Robson Walton
Born October 28, 1944 (age 67)
Residence Bentonville, Arkansas
Citizenship United States
Education University of Arkansas
Columbia University School of Law
Occupation Chairman of Wal-Mart
Known for Walton family fortune
Net worth Increase US $21 billion (est.)
Spouse(s) unknown (div.), 3 children
Carolyn (div.), no children
Parents Sam Walton, Helen Walton
Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton (born October 28, 1944) is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer. He is currently (as of 2012) chairman of the worldwide company. According to Forbes, his net worth was $21 billion as of 9 March 2011.
Walton attended The College of Wooster and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He received a juris doctor degree in 1969 from the Columbia University School of Law in New York City. Walton is also a trustee at The College of Wooster.
After graduation Walton became a member of the law firm which represented Wal-Mart; Conner and Winters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1978 he left Tulsa to join Wal-Mart as a senior vice president and in 1982 he was appointed vice chairman.
He was named chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart on April 7, 1992, two days after his father’s death, and still maintains that title.
(This poor reporting confused a bunch of FReepers.)
Been looking for a good reason to boycott Walmart. Let’s have the rest of the list, who else is pulling this crap.
Interesting, democrats not only vote when dead, but they donate too!
He’s comfortable the status quo he gets with oblunder on China.
Also the worse the economy is the more people stretch their dollar shopping at walmart.
Certain companies like Walmart get endlessly hammared with bogus lawsuits from the libbers.
McDondalds is another one.
You saw how the homos hammared Chic-fil-a.
Its the same thing they did to Gingrich..Palin..Cain.
Rich people vote for Democrats. That’s the way it is.
No mention of food stamp money, billions end up in Walmart’s coffers, no doubt.
He and his dad don't see eye to eye politically.
Funny how the libs always trashed Walmart in the past now they are in bed with them figures.
I prefer Meijer stores. They’re competitively priced and there are two of them near me. Unfortunately they’ve remained a regional store mostly in the midwest.
Horrors! An EVIL UNGRATEFUL CHILD!
My daughter is good friends with one of the them and I’ve met them through her.
Nice folks, but I didn’t know at the time that they were democrats or I would have said a whole lot....LOL.
Somewhat surprising — since in the past Robson Walton gave almost exclusively to Republican candidates. There are several possible explanations — it could have to do with China, or could be the equivalent of giving a mugger $20 to avoid worse things happening. With a net worth of $21 billion, giving $1 million is the same as a simple millionaire giving $47.62.
I buy my scripts at Walmart.
THOSE ANTI AMERICAN SONS A B*TCHES.....!!!
NOT ALL, Praise God.
> I avoid the place like the plague.....
Literally. Wal-Mart is not a very hygenic place.
I know, whereas I would be ever so grateful!
I don’t shop at Walmart anyway.
That’s pretty amazing since Sam has been dead for 20 years.
I try to avoid Walmart, but end up going there occasionally. Many of the customers use EBT cards and look like they got their clothes out of lost and found. Didn’t used to be like that, but it is now. Walton no doubt wants Obama to manufacture more of these people.
A nation of part timers is what these corporations for Obama want
Come on folks. you're being played.
Until that outfit get its head straight, Walmart won’t see a red cent of my $$. Besides, most of the time they’re out of bullets anyway.
” There are several possible explanations it could have to do with China, or could be the equivalent of giving a mugger $20 to avoid worse things happening”
Like Obama would ever lay off Walmart, with the unions owning him, and his hatred for the rich. I don’t see it. The left may be able to “rent” Obama, not the right.
Walmart DEPENDS on welfare for their workers in order to keep pay low. Walmart is also dependent on customers on foodstamps.
If foodstamps and welfare are cut then they have to pay their “middle of nowhere town” employees more. Then their bottom line is hurt because of fewer customers with foodstampls.
Is he the cross-dresser?
So where are all the big FR Wal*Mart supporters that flame us when we try to tell the truth about Wal*Mart (I’m a former supplier ... man I know, do I ever!). But now that this has come to light, all those flamers got their wicks dampened a little I guess. Still waiting to hear their continued support for Wal*Mart ... still, still ...(Crickets).
I was almost hired by them once. They wanted me for their information systems and were excited. However, I could not convince my then-wife to move to Michigan, though I wanted to move to the Grand Rapids area to attend bible collenge and eventually seminary.
I guess. This headline really threw me, because I thought Sam Walton, the big honcho, died years ago ...
... as he in fact did in 1992. His son is Samuel Robson Walton or Rob, and Sam R. Robson is the grandson. Both have contributed to Obama, but it's the last one who took it further.
Then there are all the other relatives. Must need a genealogical chart at family get-togethers.
Sorry, Sam R. Walton, like you said. Like I said, it's confusing.
Walmart - a.k.a. majority China and Mexico importer
> Been looking for a good reason to boycott Walmart.
You’d better boycott Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon, and Google, too.
They’re all big-time lib contributors.
> Youd better boycott Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon,
> and Google, too.
And Apple and Microsoft, too.
Bad news, not many conservative businesse out there.
Makes sense after tonight’s report that Walmart is being sued by the Feds for violation of minimum wage and other labor laws - that’s how the ‘rat shakedown empire works - get hold of the government, use its powers not to help the people but to threaten convenient targets and wait for the money to come rolling in so the screws will be loosened - it’s infuriating.......
What kind of naif doesn't realize the 47% spend their government booty at Wal-Mart? Cooper looks like a kid (and no one is ever going to go wrong underestimating the intelligence of the Millenials or their attention span), but seriously...
And graveyards ... Sam’s dead, Jim.
In September 2011 EDF and Walmart were embroiled in controversy when North Carolina Watermen United, a group of roughly 200 commercial, recreational , longliner and charter fishermen, decided to boycott Walmart stores after the Walton Family Foundation contributed $36,341,561 to EDF and other nonprofits helping the Obama Administration to promote catch share fishing, a program that allocates to fishermen a certain share of fish and eliminates their financial incentive to catch more than their share. Critics of the practice argue that catch share fishing promotes efficiency but not conservation, and favors large fisheries with a great deal of stored capital over small operations. In an EDF document highlighting the organizations agenda on ocean fishing, Sam R. Walton was quoted as saying: Were completely sold on EDFs bold vision for using catch shares to bring oceans back to health while making sure that fishermen can still earn a decent good living.
EDFs president, Fred Krupp, has a track record of helping corporations develop sustainable practices. His critics, however, suggest that he is more concerned with courting corporate donations and helping companies to greenwash their operations. In 2007 he worked with then-Walmart CEO H. Lee Scott on the companys green campaign, and, despite his claims that he would not accept foundation money, has received millions of dollars (via EDF) from the Walton Family Foundation. In 2006 Krupp opened an EDF office across the street from Walmarts headquarters in Bentonville , and took Lee Scott on a global warming field trip, visiting farms in Kansas and climatologists in New Hampshire. Walton is said to have recused himself from talks on the Walmart work.
National Geographic: Walton is on the Council of Advisors for National Geographic. In 2008 he participated in an arctic expedition along with National Geographic staff, high profile environmentalists and scientists, business leaders, journalists, and politicians like Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. EDFs Fred Krupp also attended the expedition.  The trips purpose, ostensibly, was to investigate and discuss the effects of climate change.
Rob Walton, the current chairman, Never contributed to Obama. With the exception of Blanche Lincoln, his contribution record is pure R.
The grandson, Sam Walton,who doesn't work for WalMart is a bit of a leftie apparently and has a history of giving to Obama.
This a poorly researched article that's being spread innocently, or maybe not so innocently.
I am seriously considering not doing business with Walmart. Years ago, I forgot exactly what year, but it was leading up to the assault weapons ban, K-Mart stopped carrying firearms, ammo, etc. I haven't been back since. I haven't missed them either.
I went to Walmart last Friday on the way home from work to pick up some .22 LR for shooting on Saturday. It was locked up in a display case and no one was there to unlock it. That is not an anti-gun thing, just poor customer service. A sales clerk did come but I directed him to a customer already waiting. The waiting customer was buying a hunting license. The sales clerk had no clue what to do. I left the store.
Recently, I stopped shopping at Dicks Sporting Goods because they require ID to be scanned to purchase shooting related products. I was buying a gun sling, There is no federal, state or local law that requires that. I am 48, I look like I am 49, I don't show ID to buy things unless there is a law. Dicks no longer receives my business.
Boycotting Walmart will require some advanced planning. but I am willing to do it.
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