Sunday, April 3, 2016

Getting "Berned" On The Campaign Trail

Bernie Sanders has been grabbing headlines by claiming that Hillary Clinton has taken “significant” contributions from the oil and gas industry.  The Washington Post is calling that a blatant lie:

The Sanders campaign is exaggerating the contributions that Clinton has received from the oil and gas industry. In the context of her overall campaign, the contributions are hardly significant. It’s especially misleading to count all of the funds raised by lobbyists with multiple clients as money “given” by the fossil-fuel industry.

Using Sanders' logic, one might come to the conclusion that Bernie has sold out to the military-industrial complex.  American Blog looked at Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s top contributors via the Open Secrets Web site-- Clinton’s top contributors are unions, foundations, and progressive organizations. While Sanders’ top contributors are huge corporations, the insurance industry, and the U.S. military.

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