Monday, October 27, 2008

Follow the Money -- Deep Throat

Read through the article. I particularly the bit about the "grand poobah" of the LDS pocketing $1.5 million of donations from Utah followers to limit the authority of the California Supreme Court.

"The promoters don’t pay for all that work by state employees. They make huge personal profits from the measure while forcing the taxpayers to pay the costs. It sheds a whole new light on the “redistributing wealth” complaints we hear from the McCain campaign."

The LA Progressive has become one of my real finds during this grueling election cycle.
clipped from www.laprogressive.com

The Profits They Make from Attacking Freedom

October 27, 2008
by Tom Hall –
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In earlier essays, I talked about how a group of for-profit businessmen was promoting Proposition 8 (Proposition Hate), the anti-gay marriage measure to write bigotry into the California Constitution. I pointed out some of their hypocricies and dishonesties. But I didn’t talk much about their finances.
It’s important to understand how these people make their money. And make money they do. Each of the main promoters of this bigotry campaign may personally pocket as much as $10 million or more from the campaign. At the same time, they force the taxpayers to spend millions on the mechanics of reviewing all the signatures on petitions, putting the measure on the ballot, and writing accurate ballot statements to replace the intentionally false statements offered by the promoters.
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