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The real point is PACs continue to be highly problematic:— Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) January 23, 2021
* Corporate PACs even more so as they ultimately cross purposes.
* They pry contributions out of employees in what amount to shakedowns.
* There aren't that many "retreats."
Sure just "hate the game," but is that enough?
I'd read her fantastic article alongside this CNN story: Microsoft President Brad Smith explains *why* it's important for the corporations employees to donate to Microsoft's PAC. It is damning and shows how the system is rigged. https://t.co/MNknmDBfHz pic.twitter.com/tr9HNJB7WB— Daniel Schuman (@danielschuman) January 23, 2021
.@ProjectLincoln will have an announcement forthcoming with regard to the public actions we intend to direct against @Microsoft in the public square. It will consist of a broadcast and digital advertising campaign. It will be aimed at the Microsoft CEO. @satyanadella and the https://t.co/0gYkSF9HOS— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 23, 2021
Microsoft held an employee town hall today. I obtained a copy of Microsoft President Brad Smith's remarkably candid explanation of why Microsoft will continue to fund politicians whose conduct is completely at odds with the company's stated values https://t.co/EonD6XMtmL pic.twitter.com/00uL6QUk3X— Pinboard (@Pinboard) January 22, 2021
.@fxshaw you are really, really bad at this. This means that 20% of your money - 1/5 of it - went to support people who openly instigated an insurrection. Hope you have your crisis PR agency on speed dial. You’re going to need it. @Microsoft https://t.co/u4Yyh9lnjb— Reed Galen (@reedgalen) January 23, 2021
Microsoft's Brad Smith gave a frank explanation to employees for why its PAC donated to GOP politicians who tried to overthrow the election:— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) January 23, 2021
They give money to get invited to events, to form relationships, so they can pick up the phone & ask for favors. https://t.co/U4O4JX97U3
1. @Microsoft is one of the largest contributors to the members of Congress who tried to subvert the Democratic process— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 23, 2021
Microsoft has made NO COMMITMENTS to stop funding this group
At a company meeting on Thursday, Prez Brad Smith explained why.
And it's pretty appalling
Why hasn’t @Microsoft stopped giving to members who voted against certifying the election?— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 23, 2021
BRAD SMITH says members have told him: “Your folks have always shown up for me at my events. And we have a good relationship. Let me see what I can do to help you.”https://t.co/hlT9xFVTog
This is *so* similar to arguments I’ve heard from French businessmen who privately acknowledge paying bribes to secure contracts in the Africa. Almost verbatim.— Raphael Satter (@razhael) January 22, 2021
“You have to write a check to participate ...” It’s just “the way the political process works.” https://t.co/4hmQwOcaDb
This quote by @BradSmi, transcribed by @Pinboard, is the clearest explanation of how America’s corrupt system of monetized access & influence on Congress works that I’ve read in years.— Alex Howard (@digiphile) January 23, 2021
Why do corporations have PACs & donate?
They need to “pay to play.”https://t.co/tt9Qu5m3Wk pic.twitter.com/FscdYCJFrz
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