Socialist Bernie Sanders wants big money out of politics.
Socialist Sanders says the “system is rigged” and money in politics ruins democracy.
But 15 of the top 20 political contributors donate to Democrats.
And, those “evil” Koch brothers who Democrats like to pick on are ranked number 59 on the list.
Over the past twenty five years, from 1989 to 2014, Koch Industries has donated $18,083,948 in political contributions to Republicans. While that seems like a large sum, it only ranks them as number 49 on the list of top all-time political donors – behind 18 different unions that support Democrats.
Here is the list of the top Democrat political donors and where they rank.
Via Open Secrets:
1.) Service Employees International Union $224,273,550
2.) ActBlue $194,439,211
3.) American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $94,708,977
4.) National Education Assn $93,656,468
5.) Fahr LLC $80,409,603
6.) American Federation of Teachers $70,769,128
8.) Carpenters & Joiners Union $70,069,398
10.) Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $66,273,173
11.) United Food & Commercial Workers Union $64,072,657
13.) Laborers Union $58,350,719
15.) Goldman Sachs $54,453,925 (Majority to Democrats)
16.) American Assn for Justice $49,343,405
17.) AFL-CIO $46,919,763
18.) Soros Fund Management $46,644,808
20.) Plumbers/Pipefitters Union $45,314,065
49.) Koch Industries $18,083,948
Remember this the next time you hear Bernie squawking about keeping big money out of politics.
It ain’t going to happen… Because it all goes to Democrats.