Friday, February 15, 2008

Government Figures Prove Ron Paul Is The Candidate Of The Troops

Top three contributors to Congressman's campaign are army, navy, air force.

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Friday, Feb 15, 2008

Presidential candidate Ron Paul's avocation of a humble foreign policy and his determined anti-war stance has once again been proven to be extremely popular amongst American servicemen and women as newly released figures reveal the top three contributors to the Congressman's campaign are from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force respectively.

The figures have been posted at www.opensecrets.org, the website for the Federal Election Commission, the body that oversees campaign donations.

“No matter how you measure it, Dr. Paul has the support of our nation’s brave servicemen and women,” said Kent Snyder, Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman. “His message of a strong national defense, and only going to war with a declaration of war – as mandated by the Constitution – resonates with those who risk their lives to defend that Constitution.”

The following table highlights the figures:

RON PAUL (R)Top Contributors

US Army
$68,817

US Navy
$57,076

US Air Force
$52,371

Google Inc
$51,382

Microsoft Corp
$46,079

US Postal Service
$31,054

Lockheed Martin
$26,754

Boeing Co
$24,388

At&T Inc
$22,398

IBM Corp
$19,177

Verizon Communications
$18,399

Hewlett-Packard
$18,014

Apple Inc
$17,314

Intel Corp
$16,751

Northrop Grumman
$16,067

General Electric
$15,788

General Dynamics
$15,584

Cisco Systems
$14,702

US Dept of Defense
$14,338

Wachovia Corp
$14,231


HOW TO READ THIS CHART: This chart lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2008 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization's members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates.

Ron Paul has received almost triple the amount of military contributions as John McCain, whose top contributors do not include any branch of the military.

The Congressman's total military donations also add up to almost as much as all the other remaining candidates, Republican and Democratic combined.

The figures overwhelmingly prove that those on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as veterans understand that Ron Paul is the only candidate who truly supports the troops by believing in a strong national defense while rejecting the gross abuse of the military via unconstitutional aggression.

1 comment:

spcmckay said...

John McCain "I don't care what his (Paul) statistics are."

McCain refutes government figures on MTV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKEnPngmLOc&feature=PlayList&p=8A13525658768596&index=42

 

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