Conclusions of a comprehensive survey of individuals who contributed $200 or more to Congressional candidates in 1996, financed by the Joyce Foundation, follows:
'These major donors on balance oppose national health insurance, additional anti-poverty spending and reductions in defense spending, but back gay rights and free trade. They are fairly evenly divided on environmental protection and affirmative action.'' This is for the Donor Class regardless of political party.
The goals of the Donor Class do not appear to have changed from in 2 decades. The defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the lame-duck is the first and most urgent step toward champion the fight against the Donor Class’ goals. The U.S. has ever increasing defense spending since the lion-share of these expenditures is to protect the assets of the Donor Class. This should be the next target.