- 1) Harold “Radioactive Waste” Simmons, corporate raider and Swift-Boater, : $14.2 million to Romney, Gingrich
- 2 & 3) Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, rabid pro-Israel hawk and casino mogul: $10 million to Gingrich
- 4) Bob Perry, builder of defective homes and fellow Swift-Boater: $3.6 million to Romney
- 5) Peter “Democracy and Freedom Aren’t Compatible” Thiel, former PayPal CEO: $2.6 million to Paul
And let’s not forget Foster “Aspirin Between The Knees” Friess – since last year, Friess has given (directly or via Santorum’s super PAC) over $1 million.
Robert Reich warns that the worst is yet to come:
Non-profit political fronts like “Crossroads GPS,” founded by Republican political guru Karl Rove, are already gathering hundreds of millions of dollars from big corporations and a few wealthy individuals like billionaire oil and petrochemical moguls David and Charles Koch. The public will never know who or what corporation gave what because, under IRS regulations, such non-profit “social welfare organizations” aren’t required to disclose the names of those who contributed to them.
Yet another reason to sign this petition demanding a constitutional amendment banning corporate money in politics.