It’s always ironic when candidates who have corporate backers try to shade other candidates that have corporate backers. It’s even more hypocritical when those candidates are socialists and decry corporate America while allowing them to line their pockets. Yes, that’s right. Socialists take money from big corporations’ PACs and individuals associated with big corporations. So it was incredibly eye rolling inducing when Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted this: 

So, let’s discuss how much money from corporations AOC’s campaign accepted. But, it’s not just her. How much money do other self-proclaimed socialists took from big corporations’ PAC’s or individuals associated with big corporations?

Thanks to  Open Secrets and the Federal Election Commission, we know. 

Let’s get started.

Disclosure: The companies themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alphabet Inc, $81,990, $48,799

Apple Inc, $38,248

Microsoft Corp, $32,820

Kaiser Permanente, $31,064

Facebook Inc, $28,052

AT&T Inc, $26,874

Walt Disney Co,  $21,666

IBM Corp, $19,819

Oracle Corp, $15,411

Danny K. Davis

AT&T Inc, $10,000

McDonald’s Corp, $10,000

Exelon Corp, $6,501

Baxter International, $6,000

CBOE Global Markets, $5,500

Constellation Brands, $5,500

ConAgra Brands, $5,000

General Motors, $5,000

Jamal Bowman

Alphabet Inc, $15,659, $13,393

Basswood Capital, $11,200

Cori Bush

Patagonia Works, $5,750

Mk Capital, $5,600

Ambry Genetics, $5,600, $5,210

Square Inc, $3,604

AT&T Inc, $3,498

Rashida Tlaib 

Microsoft Corp, $19,478

Falcon Engineering Services, $19,209

Bushala Brothers, $14,000

Giant Oil, $12,500

IDS Real Estate Group, $12,200

Patagonia Works, $11,250

Kabafusion, $11,200

El Rancho, $11,200

Alphabet Inc, $9,499

Cisco Systems, $8,701

East Bridge Capital, $8,400

Bernie Sanders

From 2020 Presidential Campaign

Alphabet Inc, $979,309, $785,818

Microsoft Corp, $429,452

Apple Inc, $389,380

Kaiser Permanente, $304,928

AT&T Inc, $304,710

Walmart Inc, $270,632

Facebook Inc, $246,954

IBM Corp, $214,580

So I guess capitalism is only bad until it contributes to the re-election campaigns of socialists. 

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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