Obama Won the 'Makers,' Romney the 'Takers'
Harold Meyerson: Techies went for president, bankers for Romney
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2012 1:52 PM CST
Dueling campaign signs are seen in yards outside Evans City, Pa., on Nov. 2.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Newser) – A look at this year's political contributions makes a few generalizations safe: If an employee of Google or Microsoft donated to a candidate, it was probably Barack Obama. If an employee at Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley did, it was probably Mitt Romney. In short, Silicon Valley loves Obama and Wall Street loves Romney, writes Harold Meyerson at the Washington Post.

"Obama, if you will, won the makers; Romney, the takers," writes Meyerson. Democrats should be cheered by this, he adds, because it refutes the notion that rich people as a whole backed Republicans. Bankers and casino moguls, yes, but not software engineers. "At the risk of oversimplifying, techies are into making products while bankers are into making money," he writes. "In the age of Obama, where the big money dwells, invention is Democratic; sweet deals are Republican." Read the full column here.

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TallTom
Dec 10, 2012 5:52 PM CST
DISCLOSURE...I AM NOT A DEMOCRAT. I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN. I DID NOT VOTE FOR EITHER SATAN. One point that is very pertinent is where the voter support for Obama originated. We can do an analysis by US Government Tax Receipts. The "Blue" States were the West Coast, the Ohio River Valley, and the Northeastern United States. On the other hand the "Red" States were the rest. The Blue States paid much more in Taxes than the Red States. This is easily verifiable. So the Blue States produce Taxable Revenues whereas the Red States do not produce as much. Furthermore, in California, for every Dollar that is spent in Federal Taxes only 80 cents returns. Our state is subsidizing Red States that have more Federal Dollars flowing in than they have paid out. That 20 cents of every Ta Dollar finds its way to a Red State. This is the same story for most of the Blue States. They subsidize the Red States. Again this is easily verifiable. This is what is very funny. So who are sucking the teat of Big Government? The Blue States produce. The Red States are on the take. THESE ARE FACTS. Follow the Money. Then what is more laughable is that the Blue States just voted themselves a Tax Increase, even when they are paying more than their fair share, so that the Red States can even suck in more Tax Revenues. Then what is terribly outrageous is that the supporters of Mitt Romney, the Communist Red States, those SOCIALISTS MASQUARADING AS REPUBLICANS, those Neo-Cons, THOSE TAKERS, THOSE NON PRODUCERS, whine about their taxes being too high? They are just the epitome of absolute HYPOCRISY and then they wonder why they lack credibility.
right2dave
Dec 7, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Read 2B election. Dems took a good share. Good thing they represent the poor man.
MichaelBenesch
Dec 6, 2012 8:20 AM CST
How did the "takers" out vote the makers SPENDING? Please keep finding new excuses for a clueless party. I do love the takers standing in line for 8-10 hours following the orders of "ACORN" election thieves. Please keep Paul (R)yan and little (R)ickey Sanitarium out front and on camera and keep watch'n Fixed Noise&listening to (R)uss Limbo----they are (R)IGHT! Keep Trump y'all deserve him. BEN-------------GA-------ZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!! Acorn! Ba Humbug