Brix wrote:E.g., even the most cursory glance at the pattern of political donation in the US reveals that labour unions seem collectively determined to help fund union-supporting Democrats almost exclusively, while large corporations tend to be more impartially civic-minded, with individual corporations commonly donating to both major parties at the same time, giving most encouragement to whichever party is most likely to bear the burden of governance.
Nice slip and slide. We were talking about the reactions of people, which you narrowed down to opinions of people on this forum. We vote, we don't donate (or at least not much). I doubt any of us donates to more than one party.
As regards corporations, my recollection of the last time I was active in politics, which was about ten years ago, the Liberals were the party of Big Business, the Conservatives were the party of Small Business, and the NDP was the party of Big Labour -- the latter with an effective veto, as I recall. There was NO party looking out for the ordinary citizen. Somehow I doubt that's changed.
The government is NOT my friend. YMMV.