DNC Chair: Dem Convention Won't Be 'Corporate-Infused' Like the RNC
7:26 PM, Sep 3, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
“We’re gonna put up and stand up a convention this week that’s very different from last week’s special-interest funded, corporate-infused, backroom deal, smoke-filled room, invitation-only affair held in my home state," Wasserman Schultz said during remarks to the convention's "Faith Caucus." Wasserman Schultz said that Democrats would have a grassroots convention "that is beginning today with a community festival, celebrating the Carolinas and Virginia."
But as Timothy Carney points out at the Washington Examiner, the Democratic convention is also a celebration of crony capitalism. DNC sponsors include United Health Group, "whose product — health insurance — was mandated and subsidized by Obamacare while Obama pretended to be battling the industry," writes Carney. Duke Energy, which has received hundreds of millions of dollars in green-energy federal subsidies, "has issued a $10 million loan guarantee to cover the Democrats’ cost overruns in Charlotte." Other corporate sponsors include Bank of America, a natural gas company, and a lobbying firm on K Street. Read Carney's full post here.
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