Here are some of the companies:
Blackstone Group: Donated $99,000, received $150 million
Carlyle Group: Donated $69,000, received $275 million
Deutsche Bank: Donated $200,000, received $450 million
Freeman Spogli: Donated $743,000, received $50 million
Goldman Sachs: Donated $1.5 million, received $150 million
Hicks Muse: Donated $189,000, received $25 million
J.P. Morgan Chase: Donated $64,000, received $100 million
Lehman Brothers: Donated $499,000, received $175 million
Morgan Stanley: Donated $1.1 million, received $150 million
Prudential Financial: Donated $406,000, received $100 million
UBS: Donated $147,000, received $100 million
Dang - talk about return on investment. This is the same scam Chris Christie has been running in New Jersey - looting State Pension Funds to reward political donors. It screws middle class workers who paid into these funds, while benefiting the 1%-ers who bankroll Republcan campaigns.
It's worth noting the Carlyle Group's inclusion on this list - They are the largest private equity firm on the planet, and George H.W. Bush was a senior adviser from 1998 to 2003, WHILE these transactions were occurring. Such a relationship means the above quid pro quo was probably a double windfall for the Bush clan.
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