Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Follow the $$$$: WA Initiative Campaigns
The following charts depict the major contributors to the five corporate initiatives appearing on Washington State’s general election ballot this November.

As the illustrations show, more than seventy five percent of the money behind each initiative came directly from a publicly traded or privately held corporation. Four out of the five of the initiatives are mostly funded by just one or two named entities.

The instruments of direct democracy — put into place a hundred years ago to give citizens a way to combat the influence of robber barons and wealthy tycoons — are now being ironically used by corporations to trick us into giving up our sovereignty and handing over our common wealth to them. It’s a sorry state of affairs, but not one we have to accept. MORE...
Howie P.S.: Take a look at the big money backers of I-1053 (Eyman), I-1082 (Worker's Comp), I-1107 (Beverages), I-1100 (Liquor), I-1105 (Liquor).

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