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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:00 AM

Corporations recoil from eight Pa. GOP vote 'objectors,' suspending their money

Like many corporations that give heavily to politicians, Comcast Corp. prefers to do its spending quietly and to shower its money among Democrats and Republicans alike. It rewards incumbency, not party.

All of that changed Monday when the the Philadelphia-based cable and internet giant called the violence at the Capitol “appalling” — and suspended PAC donations to the politicians, exclusively Republican, who voted not to certify the results of the presidential election.

About 20 other large corporations made a similarly bold move, choosing to make a blunt and public intervention in our hyper-charged national political debate. A somewhat smaller number of firms suspended PAC donations to everybody, both Democrat and Republican, a safer step that sent a message of concern to an alarmed public while not actually angering any specific politician or party.

In Pennsylvania, an Inquirer analysis shows, the eight GOP members facing a donations freeze — only one of the state’s nine Republican congressmen didn’t object to the vote outcome — took in $590,000 from nearly 35 firms that are now reconsidering giving.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/corporations-recoil-from-eight-pa-gop-vote-e2-80-98objectors-e2-80-99-suspending-their-money/ar-BB1cHnOT

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Ferrets are Cool Jan 13 #1
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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:13 AM

1. They are being told "not to worry about it"

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 06:14 PM

2. True, but not by the corporations.

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At least that's not what the post you linked is saying. It's Rs saying that. Specifically Steve Scalise.

Maybe false bravado.

Maybe absolutely correct, because corporations will, in almost every case, only do what they think benefits the bottom line.

Democrats must find every possible way to make sure anti-democratic violence and coup attempts are bad for the corporations financially.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 10:07 PM

3. Oh, I agree 100% with you. nt

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