Follow The Money

   There is a new contender for first place on the list of donations to the Mike Castle for Senate campaign. According to Open Secrets http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009775&newMem=N&recs=20  ,  Human- scale Corporation is running a close second place with its contributions of $31,200, second only to that old favorite of Mr. Castle’s,the law firm of Young, Conaway at $31,330.

   Humanscale is an American design and manufacturer of ergonomic office furniture. It has no locations in Delaware and is based out of New York City, NY. It has offices around the world.

   Humanscale touts itself as a green company, that is environmentally friendly. Its founder and CEO Robert King has served on the World Wildlife Funds National Council since 1999. The company also holds an annual art auction, Faces In The Wild, to raise money to help protect endangered animals and their environments.

 Knowing Mr. Castle’s history of voting on environmental issues might explain Humanscale donating to his campaign, or it might explain his voting history, you decide. But $31,200 is a lot of money, and you would think that a corporation might expect a return on that sort of investment. Well maybe they do .

  On Humanscale Corp. website under coming events they have listed a trade show in Baltimore , MD. on  Dec. 15-16,  2010.  This event is being run by a trade show management company, NeoCon East. http://www.neoconeast.com/ 

   This is the page announcing the event and if this doesn’t give you pause about where Mr. Castle is receiving his donations from and the connections those contributors have, then you must be blind.

  At the very top of the page in the banner it says,

  Dec. 15-16,2010

   Baltimore Convention Center

   The Premier Design exposition for Commercial Interiors

   with a Focus on the Federal Government

   If that doesn’t trouble my fellow conservatives maybe this next part should. The very next thing on the NeoCon East page is this,

 “With 7 strong years under our belt, NeoCon East has proven time and time again that there is a critical NEED for a design exposition that is geared towards the government audience. With the new Administration and stimulus package (better known as the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act) in motion, there has never been a more important time to exhibit at NeoCon East and get your products in front of the key decision-makers that are pumping billions of dollars in to the commercial furnishings industry.”

  ” geared towards the government audience”,  “With the new Administration and stimulus package (better known as the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act) in motion” , “there has never been a more important time to exhibit at NeoCon East and get your products in front of the key decision-makers”, “pumping billions of dollars in to the commercial furnishings industry.”

  Let me emphasize once more,”pumping billions of dollars in to the commercial furnishing industry.” WOW! I guess $31,200 doesn’t sound like so much after all.

  I put this information out there for people to make their own decisions of whether this constitutes a conflict of interest or not. I believe that unless people are completely in the bag for Mr. Castle, that this should definitely raise a very large “RED FLAG”. And when you couple this with his receiving donations from law firms that deal in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, and the amount of money he receives from banking interest, while sitting on the House  Financial Services Committee, well there seems to be a pattern.

  If  Mr. Castle and or his staff is un-aware of the connections that those who donate to his campaign, such as Humanscale, have with companies such as NeoCon East and their mission statements, then both Mr. Castle and his staff are woefully negligent.

  Again I ask, do we really want to send someone back to Washington who is carrying around so much “BACKROOM BAGGAGE” ?

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