Friday, October 7, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street Crowd

It amazes me how rapidly the left turns on Wall Street, while refusing to recognize that Wall Street owns their leader and his party.  Using opensecrets.org, I searched for political contributions by Raj Rajaratnam, who is part of the Galleon insider trading scandal:

Rajaratnam, Raj
New York,NY 10022
Galleon/CEO8/28/08$26,200DNC Services Corp (D)
Rajaratnam, Raj
New York,NY 10022
Galleon8/31/08$2,300Obama, Barack (D)
Rajaratnam, Raj
New York,NY 10022
Galleon8/31/08$2,300Obama, Barack (D)
RAJARATNAM, RAJ
NEW YORK,NY 10022
THE GALLEON GROUP/FOUNDER11/6/07$2,300Clinton, Hillary (D)
RAJARATNAM, RAJ
NEW YORK,NY 10022
THE GALLEON GROUP/FOUNDER11/6/07$2,300Clinton, Hillary (D)
RAJARATNAM, RAJ
NEW YORK,NY 10022
8/28/08$-2,300Clinton, Hillary (D)
Michael Kimelman was another trader recently convicted in this insider trading scandal:


ContributorOccupationDateAmountRecipient
KIMELMAN, MICHAEL
LARCHMONT,NY 10538
INCREMENTAL CAPITAL, LLC/FINANCE6/24/09$1,000Arcuri, Michael (D)

Or Bernie Madoff:

ContributorOccupationDateAmountRecipient
MADOFF, BERNARD
NEW YORK,NY 10022
SELF EMPLOYED/INVESTOR4/24/08$2,300Merkley, Jeff (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
BERNARD L. MADOFF INVEST.-SEC./CHAI5/4/07$25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
BERNARD L. MADOFF INVEST.-SEC./CHAI9/12/08$25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10021
BERNARD MADOFF INVESTMENT7/20/07$2,300Lautenberg, Frank R (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10021
BERNARD L. MADOFF INVESTMENT/CHAIRM7/10/07$2,300Saul, Andrew Marshall (R)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10021
BERNARD MADOFF INVESTMENT7/20/07$300Lautenberg, Frank R (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10021
12/5/07$-2,300Saul, Andrew Marshall (R)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
3/18/09$-25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
3/18/09$-25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
3/18/09$-25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L
NEW YORK,NY 10022
3/18/09$-25,000Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MADOFF, BERNARD L MR
NEW YORK,NY 10021
BERNARD L. MADOFF INVESTMENT SECURI5/24/07$5,000Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn
MADOFF, BERNARD L MR
NEW YORK,NY 10021
BERNARD L. MADOFF INVESTMENT SECURI8/20/08$5,000Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn
MADOFF, BERNARD L MR
NEW YORK,NY 10021
2/27/09$-10,000Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn
Yes, there is a Republican in there, but look at where the big money goes.


And this is common across Wall Street.  Yes, there are contributions to Republicans, too, but the way the Democrats pretend it is them against the rich is just absurd.

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

So the negative numbers are the District Attorney or the Bankruptcy Trustee clawing back Madoff's stolen gains?

Clayton said...

I think some campaigns returned Madoff's money when the scandal appeared.