Oklahoma Democratic Party

The Official Blog

88 notes

pantslessprogressive:

” […] homeless families and troubled children were not the biggest beneficiaries of ‘Operation Good Neighbor.’ Instead, the foundation spent most of its money to run itself, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for fundraising, administration and office rental paid to Santorum’s political allies.
The charity also had significant overlap with the senator’s campaigns and his work on Capitol Hill. Among the leading donors to the foundation were Pennsylvania development and finance firms that had donated to his election efforts and had interests that Santorum had supported in the Senate.
Santorum, whose last-minute surge in the Iowa caucuses has brought new attention to his presidential bid, portrays himself as a common man concerned about the gap between the nation’s rich and poor. But in the case of his charity, his efforts ended up mostly helping his cadre of political friends.
Before it folded in 2007, the foundation raised $2.58 million, with 39 percent of that donated directly to groups helping the needy. By industry standards, such philanthropic groups should be donating nearly twice that, from 75 to 85 percent of their funds.” - Carol D. Leonnig and Dan Eggen
Santorum charity for the poor spent most of its money on management, political friends

pantslessprogressive:

” […] homeless families and troubled children were not the biggest beneficiaries of ‘Operation Good Neighbor.’ Instead, the foundation spent most of its money to run itself, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for fundraising, administration and office rental paid to Santorum’s political allies.

The charity also had significant overlap with the senator’s campaigns and his work on Capitol Hill. Among the leading donors to the foundation were Pennsylvania development and finance firms that had donated to his election efforts and had interests that Santorum had supported in the Senate.

Santorum, whose last-minute surge in the Iowa caucuses has brought new attention to his presidential bid, portrays himself as a common man concerned about the gap between the nation’s rich and poor. But in the case of his charity, his efforts ended up mostly helping his cadre of political friends.

Before it folded in 2007, the foundation raised $2.58 million, with 39 percent of that donated directly to groups helping the needy. By industry standards, such philanthropic groups should be donating nearly twice that, from 75 to 85 percent of their funds.” - Carol D. Leonnig and Dan Eggen

Santorum charity for the poor spent most of its money on management, political friends

(via pantslessprogressive)

Filed under Oklahoma Democrat Santorum 2012 presidential

  1. rethinkagain reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  2. kylegreggy reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  3. the-liberal-terrorist reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  4. andrewxnguyen reblogged this from cheatsheet
  5. seymourbuhts reblogged this from vinegarwilliams
  6. kiramorn reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  7. thisbrokenwheel reblogged this from paulineerika
  8. paulineerika reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  9. carlfox reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  10. soocosmopolitan reblogged this from cheatsheet
  11. sum-quod-eris reblogged this from cheatsheet
  12. lostdoughnut reblogged this from pornographiccookiedough
  13. onesixty2 reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  14. dubmeister reblogged this from cheatsheet
  15. aliveagaintoday reblogged this from cheatsheet
  16. knittingknots reblogged this from cheatsheet
  17. itsallcopacetic reblogged this from cheatsheet
  18. cheatsheet reblogged this from firthofforth and added:
    The 39%.
  19. dear-travis reblogged this from freddyoakland
  20. freddyoakland reblogged this from amodernmanifesto
  21. pizzarina-sbarro reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  22. haythamsbooty reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  23. imfreeeeeee reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  24. licensedpsychologymajor reblogged this from pantslessprogressive and added:
    This is why you should always look into the nonprofit that you are donating to…
  25. other-stuff reblogged this from randomactsofchaos
  26. okdemocrats reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  27. firthofforth reblogged this from pantslessprogressive and added:
    SHOCKER.
  28. ivegotnotoleranceforignorance reblogged this from pantslessprogressive
  29. shewhosebeautystartlesrabbits reblogged this from pantslessprogressive and added:
    WHAT A GREAT CHRISTIAN