The following charts depict the major contributors to the five corporate initiatives appearing on Washington State’s general election ballot this November.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).
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...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Follow the $$$$: WA Initiative Campaigns