Goldman Sachs owns the Democrats

August 13, 2010 10:12

Wall Street gets what it paid for. There is a reason that Goldman Sachs acts like it owns the Democratic party. It does.

FULL STORY at NRO Exchequer

From Center for Responsive Politics:

Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street’s most prestigious investment banks, was also among the many banks in 2008 and 2009 to receive billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help it stay afloat. Like others in the securities industry, Goldman Sachs advises and invests in nearly every industry affected by federal legislation. The firm closely monitors issues including economic policy, trade and nearly all legislation that governs the financial sector. It has been a major proponent of privatizing Social Security as well as legislation that would essentially deregulate the investment banking/securities industry. The firm tends to give most of its money to Democrats. A number of high-ranking government officials in recent years have spent part of their careers at Goldman Sachs.

Top all time Recipients

President Barack Obama $1,062,595
Senate Hillary Clinton $679,390
Senate Jon S. Corzine $587,870
President George W Bush $528,124
Senate Charles E. Schumer $493,840
Senate John Kerry $355,250
Senate John McCain $341,665
Senate Bill Bradley $324,550
Senate Chris Dodd $273,466
Senate Mitt Romney $255,025
Senate Jack Ryan $222,161
Senate John Edwards $212,750
House Rick A. Lazio $194,300
Senate Alfonse M. D’Amato $189,150
Senate Arlen Specter $175,800
House Jim Himes $168,548
Senate Evan Bayh $161,850
Senate Tom Daschle $159,500
Senate Robert Menendez $151,950
Senate Rudolph W Giuliani $150,750

Top Recipients 2010

House McMahon, Michael E $51,050
Senate Reid, Harry $44,100
House Murphy, Scott $36,150
Senate Shelby, Richard C $34,600
Senate Gillibrand, Kirsten $32,200
House Kirk, Mark $28,800
Senate Schumer, Charles E $28,400
House Blunt, Roy $26,592
House Cantor, Eric $26,400
House Saujani, Reshma M $24,900
House Pleitez, Emanuel $20,175
House Himes, Jim $18,050
House Dold, Robert $17,550
Senate Khazei, Alan $17,000
Senate Fiorina, Carly $16,800
House McCarthy, Kevin $16,600
House Hodes, Paul W $13,100
Senate Portman, Rob $12,692
Senate Bennett, Robert F $10,800
Senate Campbell, Tom $10,800

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