Pick a PAC

payHundreds of Political Action Committees (PACs) have contributed to Tom Reed. These PACS collect money from many donors and distribute some of it to many recipients. I picked one PAC to study –“What a Country! PAC.” Here is what I learned:

  • WHAT A COUNTRY! PAC
  • Location: ATHENS, GA 30605
  • Affiliate: Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla)
  • Contributes only to Republicans
  • Spent 60% of expenditures on administration and fundraising.
  • Contributed $3000 to Tom Reed
  • The largest contribution to “What a Country! PAC” was from reality interests.
  • Many contributors to What a Country! also contributed directly to Tom Reed or indirectly through other PACs. For example, Honeywell International contributed $7500 directly to Tom Reed and also contributed $10,000 to “What a Country! PAC.”

One thing is clear–these contributors have no interest in local politics, these contributions are to secure Tom’s concern for their specific interests. Money is laundered thru a befuddling network of PACs. Rather than Lincoln’s ideal, they represent government of, by, and for special interests–“pay to play.”

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE TOM REED FOR CONGRESS GENERALDC04/23/2018$2,500.00

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE TOM REED FOR CONGRESS PRIMARYDC11/17/2017$2,500.00

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE TOM REED FOR CONGRESS PRIMARYDC02/28/2017$2,500.00

https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?cycle=2018&strID=C00571646

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?two_year_transaction_period=2018&data_type=processed&committee_id=C00464032&min_date=01%2F01%2F2017&max_date=09%2F17%2F2018

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One Response to Pick a PAC

  1. Rynstone says:

    There are PACs and Super PACs on both sides.

    MoveOn.org is heavily financed by George Soros

    And then there is this ? https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/03/jonathan-soros-the-pac-to-end-all-pacs-105123

    https://www.businessinsider.com/george-soros-sons-jewish-super-pac-2015-4

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/george-soros-funder-immigrant-voters-win-pac/

    https://sunlightfoundation.com/2014/09/22/liberals-still-top-list-of-largest-super-pac-donors/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_action_committees

    Labor Unions are notorious for outspending most PACs

    When the Dems are in power PACs are not a problem. When the GOP controls the House and the Senate and especially the Presidency PACs are bad?!?!?!

    If it were not for double standards Progresives would have no standards !

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