TAB & TRMPAC contributor list

Submitted by PAAMember on November 30, 2005 - 1:00pm. ::

As you probably know, in September The Texas Association of Business
(TAB) and Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee
(TRMPAC, Tom DeLay's money-laundering machine) have been indicted on
charges of illegally using corporate money to help Republicans win
control of the Texas Legislature in 2002. The indictments include
128 counts against the business group and two against the political
action committee.

Here's a list of the 54 businesses who contributed to TAB & TRMPAC,
along with the amounts each contributed:
http://www.tpj.org/docs/ctr_for_corp_responsibility/list_54corporations.pdf
The asterisks indicate which businesses have been indicted. The
others are presumably guilty only of helping to pervert our political
system.

It makes you wonder, why would a company like Alliance Quality
Nursing Home Care feel that it was worth it to them to contribute
$300,000 to TAB and $100,000 to TRMPAC?

More details: http://www.tpj.org/index.jsp

Thanks to Keith Koski for passing along this info.

Keith also says, in reference to the Cheney fundraising visit to
Houston next Monday for DeLay, and some of the protest plans:
Dick Cheney will be hawking opportunities to have ordinary citizens
have their picture taken with the honorable Rep. Tom DeLay for a
one-time special price of $4200.
If anyone would like to choose their favorite TRMPAC contributor from
the list and make a small placard bearing the name of the company, no
fee will be charged.
They will be photographed and appear to be corporate donors, but
think of the money they'll save!

There are lots of other plans in the works for the Cheney/DeLay
protest next Monday evening, Dec. 5. Stay tuned for details as they
are worked out.

Bill


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Submitted by PAAMember on November 30, 2005 - 2:01pm.

absolutely amazing information! John C - were you aware of this site?
http://www.tpj.org/

Good gawd - we have our work cut out for us folks - the Young
Republicans raised $100,000 for Tom Delay! in 2004!
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=900

Here's the online list of contributors - geez - note how many of them
have to do with property / real-estate / banking
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_table.jsp

Walden W. O'Dell - CEO of none other than Diebold! what a huge surprise!
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=967

Barclay T. Resler - VP of Government Relations - Coca Cola
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=1117

Jack Taylor - CEO of Enterprise Rent-a-Car (last time I ever rent
from those guys!)
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=742

Raymond & Ann Wagner Jr. Vice President Legislative Affairs
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=206

George C. Zoley - Chair and CEO of Wackenhut Corrections Corp -
VERY interesting! Wackenhut => http://www.wackenhut.com/
provides "unrivaled security and related services to a growing list
of commercial, industrial and government organizations." Can you say,
this company is just another Black Water? mmmm.... they have
contracts in Iraq and probably the Katrina cleanup too.
http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=1010

Common Dreams had this to say about Wackenhut
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0606-02.htm
Excerpt: The account is taken from a lengthy Justice Department
report, depositions in a civil lawsuit filed by Mr. Johnson's mother,
Suzan Garcia, and statements by guards to investigators. And the
Justice Department report prompts another question: Why did Attorney
General John Ashcroft pick an executive of Management and Training,
Lane McCotter, to lead a mission to Iraq to restore its prisons only
a month after the report was released in the spring of 2003, charging
unconstitutional practices in the jail?

wow - this is explosive!

On Nov 30, 2005, at 11:42 AM, Bill Crosier wrote:

> As you probably know, in September The Texas Association of Business
> (TAB) and Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee
> (TRMPAC, Tom DeLay's money-laundering machine) have been indicted on
> charges of illegally using corporate money to help Republicans win
> control of the Texas Legislature in 2002. The indictments include
> 128 counts against the business group and two against the political
> action committee.
>
> Here's a list of the 54 businesses who contributed to TAB & TRMPAC,
> along with the amounts each contributed:
> http://www.tpj.org/docs/ctr_for_corp_responsibility/
> list_54corporations.pdf
> The asterisks indicate which businesses have been indicted. The
> others are presumably guilty only of helping to pervert our political
> system.
>
> It makes you wonder, why would a company like Alliance Quality
> Nursing Home Care feel that it was worth it to them to contribute
> $300,000 to TAB and $100,000 to TRMPAC?
>
> More details: http://www.tpj.org/index.jsp
>
> Thanks to Keith Koski for passing along this info.
>
> Keith also says, in reference to the Cheney fundraising visit to
> Houston next Monday for DeLay, and some of the protest plans:
> Dick Cheney will be hawking opportunities to have ordinary citizens
> have their picture taken with the honorable Rep. Tom DeLay for a
> one-time special price of $4200.
> If anyone would like to choose their favorite TRMPAC contributor from
> the list and make a small placard bearing the name of the company, no
> fee will be charged.
> They will be photographed and appear to be corporate donors, but
> think of the money they'll save!
>
> There are lots of other plans in the works for the Cheney/DeLay
> protest next Monday evening, Dec. 5. Stay tuned for details as they
> are worked out.
>
> Bill