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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Business Ups Campaign Money to Democrats

Oct 30, 2006

In October, businesses greatly increased their campaign money going to Democrats, just when it looked like the Democrats might take over the House. It marked the greatest share of corporate money going to the Democrats since the Republicans took over the Congress in 1994.

In the first half of October, the giant pharmaceutical company Pfizer gave the Democrats 59% of Pfizer’s political donations. Lockheed Martin, the very big military contractor, gave the party 60% of its donations.

Apparently the real masters have decided that the Democratic puppydogs might be more appealing to voters this time around than the Republican mutts. But the holder of the leash will not change!