Bernie Cleans Trumps Clock
“Never before have we seen the power of big money over governmental policy so clearly. Whether we’re talking about the Koch brothers spending hundreds of millions of dollars to dismantle environmental regulations that protect Americans’ health, or authoritarian monarchies like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar spending millions in fossil fuel wealth in Washington to advance the interests of their undemocratic regimes, or giant corporations supporting think tanks in order to produce policy recommendations that serve their own financial interests, the theme is the same. Powerful special interests use their wealth to influence government for their own selfish interests.
During the Congressional fight over the Republicans’ massive tax giveaway to the wealthy, some of my colleagues were very open this. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was very frank: If Republicans failed to pass the bill, he said “the financial contributions will stop.” This, he went on, “will be the end of us as a party.” I applaud Senator Graham for his honesty.
This corruption is so blatant, it’s no longer seen as remarkable. Just the other day, the lead sentence in a New York Times story about Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson was this: “The return on investment for many of the Republican Party’s biggest political patrons has been less than impressive this year.””Pastiche, caliny, B Calm and 24 othersPeace Patriot, Iwalani88, MistaP, disillusioned73, nevereVereven, Ohio Barbarian, Iwillnevergiveup, Phlem, Enthusiast, HomerRamone, eridani, PADemD, A little weird, Koko, Land of Enchantment, h-32, Baba OhReally, tk2kewl, Coldmountaintrail, Johnny Rash, pacalo, NV Wino, jwirr, Two way street like thisDon’t let naysayers derail or affect your progress. “I listen and adjust if appropriate, but for most cases, this type of negative energy offers little in the way of solutions. I keep focused on the real goal and pursue every solution toward that goal. Perseverance and tenacity often solve the most complex challenges.” –Dean Irwin, CEO of Ra Medical Systems
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