Skip to comments.The Unbearable Whiteness of Money in Politics
Posted on 06/26/2016 9:43:23 AM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
The 2016 presidential election will be the second since the courts disastrous Citizens United decision and the first without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in place. That means big donors will have more sway over elected officials to dictate the agenda.
Already the wealthy are pouring money into the election: Politico reports that the 67 biggest donors, who have each given a million dollars or more have donated three times more than 508,000 small donors combined. A new report from Every Voice Center finds that individuals living in 1 percent of the nations zip codes (equal to 4 percent of the population) are responsible for half of the $74 million the 10 candidates who have raised the most so far. Every Voice reports that just three rich, and heavily white neighborhoods gave more to politicians than 1,248 majority African-American districts. But what do donors want?
Spencer Piston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University, examined 2014 Cooperative Congressional Election Studies (CCES) data for Salon, and finds that donors are more likely than non-donors to oppose the downward redistribution of wealth. He finds that the mean income for donors is $74,999, but for non-donors in the sample, the mean income is $54,999. He finds that while 20 percent of non-donors in the sample consider themselves poor, only 7 percent of donors do.
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WMM = white money matters
Producers hate communism. Who knew?
True. This is the photo of the author on his website.
Typical geeky sissyboy
Seems obsessed with his “White Privilege”
Hardly knows squat about real-life issues. Why, I bet he’s lived in the ghetto for years to walk the walk.
The same author just posted a new update a couple of minutes ago on Salon.com. Wow.
All other races are free to donate money, as well. Stop waiting on graft and subversion, and the government to foot the bill.
Step up all non-whites, pay your fair share, or STFU.
white mans greed runs a world in need
Big hatred here for Whites. Racism, prejudice, bias. And what about the 20% of hillary’s campaign financed by saudi arabia?
Conservatives give, Progressives take.
Mmmm. I sense a pole smoker.
I was just going to post the unbearable lightness in the loafers of huffington post ‘writers’
Being White is a good thing.
I will bet he fails to note the money of which he speaks is all being funneled, much of it illegally, to Hillary?
I quit reading after the first sentence. I don’t waste my valuable time on nonsense
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