The twenty-two corporations that gave the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee $250,000 or more were awarded the title of “statesmen.” This group included Aetna, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Motorola, Pfizer, Pike Electric, Range Resources, Reynolds American, Sanofi, United Health Group, USAA, Walmart, WellCare Health Plans and WellPoint.
Another thirty-eight corporations chipped in $100,000, which earned them “cabinet” status. This group included Aflac, Allegiant Air, Allergan, Apollo Group, Babcock & Wilcox, Citigroup, Comcast, Duke Energy, Express Scripts, Gtech, Healthways, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson Controls, Marathon Oil, Maximus, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Shell Oil, US Cellular, Verizon and Walgreens.
Thirty-nine corporations contributed a modest $50,000 to become members of the “board,” among them 3M, Accenture, Astellas Pharma, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cisco, Diageo, General Motors, Target, Teva Pharmaceuticals, TransCanada, Union Pacific and Unisys.
As it turns out, owners of TIAA-CREF mutual funds are invested in every single one of the generous and politically active corporations listed above. This means they are underwriting a corporate consortium that backs Republican gubernatorial campaigns across the United States.
Chicken soup is the main dish and tapioca pudding for dessert.
Even Faux News has to face facts occasionally.
Self-described terrorism expert Steve Emerson claimed on Fox that parts of Europe, including the entire English city of Birmingham, were totally Muslim areas where non-Muslims do not go. Emerson was forced to apologize, but the claim about so-called "no-go zones" was repeated by other Fox guests and anchors.
On Saturday, according to a CNN Money tally, Fox News took time out of four broadcasts to apologize for reports on Muslims.
The President's approval rating is at 50% and rising. GOP Birthers and 'Baggers are still mumbling incoherent stuff about impeachment instead of making tax code fairer for folks like you and me.
Rebels in Yemen are just a random bunch of 'lone wolves'... probably Tea Party members... with deep tans.
Never thought I would see the day when Faux News actually apologizes for broadcasting RW propaganda. Their lies on behalf of the Republican Party will continue, tho.
You expect RWNJ to care about a pipeline leaking into somebody else's back yard in Nebraska or Arkansas?
Their slogan is "Drill, baby, drill!"
It's interesting that the RWNJs keep bytching all the time, even in times of a Democratic President who offers no good reason for disagreeing with his policies.
OTOH, Rush makes more $$$ than all climate scientists combined.
It would be a cold day in Scottsdale...
The Retags' ratings will plummet to zero if they keep voting for measures that the President is certain to veto.
If Comcast cancels these shows, my family will find a new cable provider. Dish and Verizon already solicit our business regularly.
After rising for a decade, the number of Americans experiencing financial distress from their medical bills has started to decline. The result provides new evidence that the Affordable Care Act, by providing uninsured people with health insurance, is also improving their financial security The percentage of Americans who experienced trouble with a medical bill or medical debt in the last year declined from a high of 41 percent in 2012 to 35 percent in 2014.
Thanks to President Obama and Democrats in Congress!
AUERX has been a laggard over the past 5 years. 1 year return -7.93% in 2014, 5 year return 4.05%.
Tops in the U.S. General Stock category last year - Catalyst Dynamic Alpha at +21.93%. Even Fidelity Magellan made over 14% for its investors last year.