look here: http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.asp?order=A
they're number 4 on the all time list of donors.
where are you seeing the numbers you're looking at?
On 4/24/07, qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx <qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> rick.baird wrote:
> > here are the NEA's political contributions and lobbying expenditures
> > over the past 10 years or so.
> > http://tinyurl.com/yv43zr
> > http://tinyurl.com/yumh4a
> I finally took a long enough break to check those links. Very
> interesting, overall.
> Most interesting was how piddly the amounts from NEA are compared to
> other organizations. Given near three million members, I expected
> more. But compared to others, the NEA is essentially trivial.
> Compare the NEA lobbying totals against the bottom entry on the 'Top
> Spenders' list for 2006. The _smallest_ amount spent by the #20
> entry in any of the past ten years is half again as large as the
> _largest_ amount spent by the NEA in the same 10 years. The 10-year
> _totals_ for the NEA wouldn't even bring it up to #10 for the single
> year 2006.
> I don't quite see how the NEA has such a big voice as far as
> spending on lobbying goes. Pharmaceuticals alone totally swamp the
> NEA. AT&T, US Telecom and Verizon... whew! And the health care
> crowd? The AMA in 2006 alone significantly outspent the NEA's
> 10-year total.
> Where's the problem?
> Tom Liotta
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