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fat cat

noun affluent contributor, contributor with deep pockets, moneyed contributor, rich backer, rich connributor, wealthy campaign contributor, wealthy contributor, wealthy donor, wealthy supporter
Associated concepts: campaign finance laws, election laws, limits on campaign contributions, publicly funded campaigns
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We need to start cutting out the needless expense, stop paying fat cats exorbitant amounts of money for what is tantamount to failure.
So the boss will have banked more than that by tonight - prompting the High Pay Centre to call today Fat Cat Tuesday.
Part of pounds 900 billion could have gone straight to our manufacturing industry instead of the "fat cat" middle man.
This is a crisis born out of the greed of those bankers, their lust for cash, the slothful response of Downing Street and the gluttony of the fat cats who have milked our economy dry.
COMBINING a small university town in North Wales with a derelict restaurant and two enthusiastic amateur pub landlords, might not seem like the best way to found a hospitality business, but for the Fat Cat it was a marriage made in heaven.
They are unwilling to go to the mat with the fat cats.
They'll be only dimly aware of what's seen on television, and they don't think about the fat cats looming above them.
When Texas Senator Phil Gramm, the darling of the GOP right, brought his Presidential campaign to New Hampshire recently, he was confronted by a pair of "fat cats." Wearing costumes complete with long curling tails, the cats handed out fake cash to illustrate Gramm's penchant for promising business interests "special access" in return for hefty campaign contributions.
Keynesian market economics should be sold as what conservatives in their guts have always feared it really would be, an attack on economic "fat cats" and special interests who don't deserve the deference.
Mark Todd, from the website Energyhelpline.com, said: "National Grid are the biggest fat cats in the UK energy industry - and with their profits reaching new record heights they are the fat cat that just keeps on getting fatter."
Fat Cats' Picnic (To the tune of Teddy Bears' Picnic) If you go down to the dole today, you're in for a big surprise, The queues are long and the jobs are gone and poverty's on the rise.
Vince Cable can condemn the excesses of the fat cats, but nothing will happen without the agreement of the same fat cats.