The empire strikes back…..
Microsoft has announced that it is going to punish lawmakers with whom it does not agree with by holding back campaign contributions.
First of all, why is ANY corporation giving ANY money to ANY politician in the first place?
The only real threats and subversions to democracy are the boatloads of money given by corporations to subvert the will of the people, in favor of their own agendas.
If Bill Gates, Dorsey, or any other clown is so keen on ‘preserving democracy’ they can do so by encouraging efforts to make lobbying illegal.
Until that time they can shove it.
Secondly, all these companies are so far left and do not even try to hide the fact. This clear partisanship is an embarrassment to our country.
Here is the latest:
The Hill had more on the story:
Microsoft is halting political donations while reviewing whether to further suspended donations to lawmakers who voted against the certification of the election results, the company has publicly confirmed.
Microsoft said in the Sunday announcement that it will announce its final decision about a suspension of donations by Feb. 15, after completing discussions with employees.
“As Microsoft executives have said internally to employees, this is not a normal year. The company believes that opposition to the Electoral College undermined American democracy and should have consequences,” the company said in a blog post.
Microsoft President Brad Smith internally announced the decision to employees on Jan. 8.
Business Insider had more to report:
“Microsoft’s political action committee decided last Friday that it will not make any political donations until after it assesses the implications of last week’s events,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Insider. “The PAC regularly pauses its donations in the first quarter of a new Congress, but it will take additional steps this year to consider these recent events and consult with employees.”
Microsoft follows other big firms that said they would modify political spending after a mob broke into the House and Senate chambers to stop Congress from certifying president-elect Joe Biden’s election. The violence resulted in at least five deaths and dozens of arrests.
Facebook halted all political donations for at least three months, Axios reported on Monday. JP Morgan and Citibank previously announced they would stop political donations as well.