The top donors for Romney were among the richest individuals in the world. A Romney win would have been disastrous for the 99% of our country because as the new President he would have been indebted to a small number of individuals. The presidency would be an instrument of the interests and outlooks of a tiny fraction of the population. The United States of America would be a Banana Republic.
- Sheldon Adelson, Owner of Las Vegas Sands, gave a mere .04% of his total wealth (i.e., between 70 and 100 million dollars);
- Harold "The Ice Man" Simmons, owner of Contran Corp, a Dallas-based waste/chemical management company gave a mere .3 to .5% of his total wealth (30 to 50 million dollars);
- The Koch Brothers – well, they could have given as much a $95 million but no one knows that actual total. Most of it is hidden; Open Secrets say they can identify $36,637,591 given to conservative, essentially libertarian causes.