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Introducing Tom Steyer

By Patrick follow Patrick   2018 Aug 26, 8:18pm 2,004 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Steyer

Thomas Fahr Steyer (born June 27, 1957) is an American billionaire hedge fund manager, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser.[2]

Steyer is the founder and former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of OneCalifornia Bank, which became (through merger) Beneficial State Bank, an Oakland-based community development bank.[2] Farallon Capital manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high-net-worth individuals. The firm's institutional investors include college endowments and foundations.[2] Since 1986, Steyer has been a partner and member of the Executive Committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco–based $8 billion private equity firm. In 2010, Steyer and his wife signed The Giving Pledge to donate half of their fortune to charity during their lifetime. In 2012, he sold his stake in and retired from Farallon Capital. Switching his focus to politics and the environment, he launched NextGen America, a non-profit organization that supports progressive positions on climate change, immigration, health care, and education.[3][4]

Steyer served on the Board of Trustees at Stanford University[5] from 2012 to 2017.


He is putting $110 million into meddling with the upcoming elections:

Investing in the promotion of issues and strategies that too many establishment Democratic leaders have avoided, billionaire hedge fund manager and activist Tom Steyer announced plans this week to pour $110 million into the 2018 midterm elections with the intent of unseating as many Republicans in Congress as possible and weakening President Donald Trump's hold on power.

Instead of giving money to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC), as detailed in a profile by Politico on Tuesday, Steyer is investing in an aggressive push to register thousands of young voters and engage with like-minded Americans on issues that he believes will drive them to the polls—including the possibility of impeaching Trump once Democrats win majorities in Congress.


With US elitists like that, who needs Russians to meddle in our elections?

1   bob2356   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 26, 9:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
He is putting $110 million into meddling with the upcoming elections:


Thank you citizens united. Where is your outrage at the koch bro's putting 10 times that much into the upcoming elections and that's just the stuff above ground. All their untraceable foundations and 501s make that look like petty cash. But not a peep from patrick. Curious how there is very selected outrage.
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2018 Aug 27, 8:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

bob2356 says
Where is your outrage at the koch bro's putting 10 times that much into the upcoming elections and that's just the stuff above ground.


3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2018 Aug 27, 8:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

To our delight, the Koch brothers have absolutely nothing to do with Trump.
And I don't remember anyone here ever EVER! Championing the Koch brothers, for anything.
They are as much a pariah as George Soros is.
4   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Aug 27, 8:51am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This guy used to make commercials on tv calling Trump deranged or something like that. This Tom guy is one crazy SJW dude. Makes billions from CA government contracts like a leech.
5   Goran_K   ignore (3)   2018 Aug 27, 8:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"$110 million"

Soros pumped more than 10x that into 2016 and the DNC still managed to get its ass kicked. It's not a money problem for the DNC, it's a platform problem. You can spend $110 million to tell people "shit taste so good", doesn't mean people are going to buy it.
6   Rb6d   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 27, 8:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Goran_K says
You can spend $110 million to tell people "shit taste so good", doesn't mean people are going to buy it.

unfortunately, many do
7   Rb6d   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 27, 8:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

bob2356 says
Thank you citizens united.

yep. Companies are people - I am waiting for Great State of Texas to execute a company finally
8   Rb6d   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 27, 8:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
Steyer is the founder and former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of OneCalifornia Bank, which became (through merger) Beneficial State Bank, an Oakland-based community development bank.[2] Farallon Capital manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high-net-worth individuals. The firm's institutional investors include college endowments and foundations.[2] Since 1986, Steyer has been a partner and member of the Executive Committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco–based $8 billion private equity firm.

Fucking bankster, in short
9   Shaman   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 27, 9:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

bob2356 says
Where is your outrage at the koch bro's putting 10 times that much into the upcoming elections and that's just the stuff above ground.


Koch bros are also the enemy. We don’t like them ever since they tried to steal the GOP primary from Trump. Fuck those guys.
10   WookieMan   ignore (7)   2018 Aug 27, 5:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Goran_K says
"$110 million"

Soros pumped more than 10x that into 2016 and the DNC still managed to get its ass kicked. It's not a money problem for the DNC, it's a platform problem. You can spend $110 million to tell people "shit taste so good", doesn't mean people are going to buy it.


Not going to search this, as ultimately I really don't care about presidents, but Soros put $1.1B into 2016? I suppose through networked friends and businesses, but I need to see some data on him putting that much in individually or through his own corp. ROI on that is downright awful. You don't get that kind of money and then do that with it. Has to be OPM.
11   bob2356   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 27, 6:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tenpoundbass says
To our delight, the Koch brothers have absolutely nothing to do with Trump.


So they didn't support any get out the vote, promote issues, or support hundreds of candidates at the federal and state level. Fucking amazing what you learn on patnet.

The question stands. Where is the outrage about the Koch bro's doing the exact same thing as Steyer. Oh right it's different when we don't agree with it. ROFLOL. You guys really crack me up.
12   bob2356   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 27, 6:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

AntiOcasioCortez says
Citizen's United was a case about Shrillary trying to hinder the First Amendment rights of a group of people trying to release a documentary of her. That a corporation donated to them was beside the point.


You need to go back and read the case again. The case was about overturning the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act pure and simple. Citizens United wasn't a corporation, it's a 501 founded in 1988 by Floyd Brown with funding from the Koch/s. Using citizens united and a couple dozen other 501's the kochs funded James Bopp with millions to pursue 20 years of lawsuits against campaign finance laws that eventually led to Citizens United. It was long term well financed war against any type of restriction on big money influencing voters. or even being traceable as to who was spending the money. t was a far, far from hillary trying to hinder the release of a documentary.

Nice bit of fiction though.

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