We are the 99%

March 5, 2011

They Did It Again

From today's Tribune-Review:
As director of policy research for the nonprofit Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, Nathan A. Benefield has researched and written on issues ranging from taxes and government spending to health care policy and economic development. He frequently has testified before Pennsylvania House and Senate committees on issues such as the state budget, transportation funding, privatization and education.
The topic today is the film tax credit.

Of course, there's no mention of the financial support given to the Commonwealth Foundation by the owner of the paper that's interviewing him, Richard Mellon Scaife.

In case you missed any of our coverage, here's some numbers:
  • In 2009, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $130,000 to the CFPP.
  • In 2008, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $140,000 to the CFPP.
  • In 2007, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $140,000 to the CFPP.
  • In 2006, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $130,000 to the CFPP.
  • In 2005, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $130,000 to the CFPP.
  • In 2004, the Sarah Scaife Foundation gave $120,000 to the CFPP.
That's about $700,000 in 6 years.

According to mediamatters, Scaife's foundations have given more cash to the CFPP than any other foundation. About $2 million.

And yet no mention of all that money, all that support in the interview.

Someone has to say it - the circle jerk continues.

3 comments:

Pgh_Knight said...

If you want to follow the money, how about finding out where $1.3 Billion (with a B) over 5 years, of tobacco settlement money, earmarked for health care programs like Adult Basic went?

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/117387298.html

Pgh_Knight said...

WOW.... $121 Million went to the teachers pension fund!!! (In violation of the state's 2001 Tobacco Settlement Act: Criminal???)

I wonder how much the teachers union donated to campaigns of Ed Rendell and the dems???

The circle jerk continues...

rich10e said...

anything original David?