Government Motors Making Political Donations?
8/5/2010 1:44:28 PM - Meredith Jessup
The Washington Post
reports now that General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy under the ownership of the U.S. government, the company has resumed making political donations, funneling money into lawmakers' pet projects:
The carmaker gave $41,000 to groups associated with lawmakers, the vast majority of it -- $36,000 -- to the Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation, the company reported on a disclosure form last week. The CBC Foundation is a charity with 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus on its board.
"We've always given to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as far back as anyone can remember," said Greg Martin, GM spokesman. "Our commitment remains unabated, and we continue to be a proud supporter of their work to advance economic development in communities throughout the U.S." ...