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Big Tobacco And Other Utah Political Surprises!

Sunday Mormon Politicians and their Friendly Vices.

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Big Tobacco And Other Utah Political Surprises!

  1. 1. Big Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Utah Political Surprises! No-one Just Gives Money Away .
  2. 2. In Politics…You are what you Eat .
  3. 3. Or Drink … <ul><li>In 1990…the Beer and Alcohol Industry donated only $2200 to only 1 Utah Politician.. </li></ul>
  4. 4. In the Year 2000 <ul><li>About $77,000 was donated by Beer and Alcohol companies to Utah Politicians. </li></ul><ul><li>3.28% of all money received by Committee for a Democrat Majority </li></ul><ul><li>7.56% of all money received by UTAH HOUSE REPUBLICAN ELECTIONS CMTE </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10.1% of all money given to the Republican (State) Senate Committee </li></ul>
  5. 5. If the Blood Alcohol Limit is 0.08% in Utah <ul><li>Then Democrats were 400% over the state limit! </li></ul><ul><li>Republicans were anywhere from 800- 1200% over the legal blood alcohol limit! </li></ul><ul><li>You Are What You Eat (Or Drink)! </li></ul>
  6. 6. That’s One Drunken Pig!
  7. 7. In 2004 it climbed to $90,000! <ul><li>4.12% for Senate Democrats. (about $3,000) </li></ul><ul><li>The rest went to individual candidates in both Parties! </li></ul>
  8. 8. So, While They Drink in the Alcohol Donations, why not grab a Smoke or Two?
  9. 9. In the Year 2000 : <ul><li>$79,000 was also donated by “Big Tobacco” to Utah Candidates for State Office. </li></ul><ul><li>7% of all money raised by Utah State Senate Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>$47,000 to the Utah State Republican Party. They were the 2 nd largest donor group. </li></ul>
  10. 10. In 2000, Republicans Controlled : <ul><li>The State Senate by a vast majority. </li></ul><ul><li>The State House of Representatives by a vast majority. </li></ul><ul><li>4.5% of all money raised by the Utah State House Committee for Republicans came from Big Tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>7% made them the #2 donor to Senate Republicans. </li></ul>
  11. 11. In 2004:The number was over $100,000!!!
  12. 12. Big Tobacco was : <ul><li>#2 contributor to Cmtee for Dem Majority. </li></ul><ul><li>#3 for State Senate Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>#5 Donor for Utah Republican Party </li></ul><ul><li>#7 for Utah House Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>#4 for Utah Senate Republicans </li></ul>
  13. 13. Is the House that Brigham Built ?
  14. 14. Or Joe Cannon’s Republicannon Party ?
  15. 15. How About Nuclear Waste ?
  16. 16. In 2000 they gave $67,000 . <ul><li>Republicans: </li></ul><ul><li>1.5% of all money donated to House Republican Cmtee </li></ul><ul><li>2.29% of all money donated to Senate Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Democrats : </li></ul><ul><li>$14,000 to State Party </li></ul><ul><li>#8 Donor to Cmttee for Dem Majority. </li></ul><ul><li>8.49% of all money donated to State Senate Cmttee </li></ul>
  17. 17. In 2004 they gave $60,000. <ul><li>Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>$14,300 to Republican State Cmtee. </li></ul><ul><li>#11 donor to House Republican cmttee. </li></ul><ul><li>#16 donor to Senate committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>4.35% of all $ raised by cmttee for Dem Majority. </li></ul><ul><li>6.08% of all $ raised by Utah Senate cmtee </li></ul>
  18. 18. Guess Who Handed Out the Checks ? <ul><li>Jack Abramoff </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Cannon </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thanks Joe Cannon ! <ul><li>For Upholding Utah Values! </li></ul><ul><li>For Protecting Our Families! </li></ul><ul><li>For Tough DUI Laws! </li></ul><ul><li>For Funding the Huntsman Cancer Center! </li></ul><ul><li>For Keeping Tobacco, Alcohol and Nuclear Waste $$$ in Utah Politics! </li></ul>
  20. 20. They Couldn’t Have done it Without You! <ul><li>Mr. Editor and Minister of Propaganda !!!! </li></ul>
  21. 21. And Your Good Buddies !