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US List of Top Ten Biggest Companies, which Donate to Political Parties Donations and Lobbying


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US List of Top Ten Biggest Companies, which Donate to Political Parties Donations and Lobbying

Donating money to political parties is legal in USA.

It is legal in USA to pay to political parties so the political parties will pass the bills in which will favor the companies for their progress.
This is in simple language we can call it lobbying.

In India, also, companies pay to political parties but it is not legal and thus black money is paid to get certain laws passed by the Politicians.

Following is the list of top Ten American Companies, which spend on lobbying as well as donate to political parties.

Donation and Lobbying both are different things.

1.
Las Vegas Sands Corp -
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $11,738,600
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 0%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 100%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $30,000
•    Industry: Resorts and Casinos

2.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $4,769,994
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 29%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 71%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,380,000
•    Industry: Diversified Investments

3.
Comcast Corporation
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,774,151
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 64%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 36%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $4,600,000
•    Industry: Cable TV

4.
AT&T, Inc.
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,504,219
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 35%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 65%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $7,050,000
•    Industry: Telecom Services

5.
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,370,150
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 99%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 1%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): N/A
•    Industry: Movie Production

6.
Microsoft Corporation
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,253,565
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 68%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 32%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,790,000
•    Industry: Software

7.
Huntsman Corporation
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,250,389
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 0%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 100%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $100,000
•    Industry: Specialty Chemicals

8.
Honeywell International Inc.
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,222,605
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 37%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 63%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $1,750,000
•    Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products and Services

9.
Bank of America Corporation
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $2,125,513
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 26%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 74%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $870,000
•    Industry: International, Money Center Bank

10.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
•    Total contributions (2012-ongoing): $1,927,900
•    Donations to Democratic Party: 38%
•    Donations to Republican Party: 62%
•    Spending on lobbying (2012-ongoing): $3,979,250
•    Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products and Services


Suggested Reading –

Indian Political Parties Collect Crores of Rupees in funds without providing contributors list names.

http://realityviews.blogspot.in/2011/09/indian-political-parties-collect-crores.html

Reality views by sm –

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10 comments:

Destination Infinity July 06, 2012  

How did they come up with a legal lobbying idea in the US? Need to study more on this to understand how they manage this part of the law. Its very difficult to keep it unbiased!

Destination Infinity

Geeks Paradise July 07, 2012  

Lobbying is the biggest racket in the game.

Shaw July 07, 2012  

Time to stop using AT&T