Thursday, August 20, 2015


Donald Trump opened up a big question about using big money to buy favor from elected politicians. It is all very simple. You pay them, and they do what you want them to do. The only problem is figuring out what they want. Sometimes the pay to play game is very clear. Big oil companies buy politicians to do things that increase their profits. Lately, this has become so blatant that one would think they would be ashamed to do what they do. For example, oil company are making more money that they ever have before; yet, their lobbyists pay politicians to give taxpayer dollars as subsidies to oil companies. When I point out mainly, the Republicans are for sale. I have to be careful to add the lobbyists will buy just enough Democrats to get the votes they need. The lobbyists have been supporting the campaigns of these folks for years so it cost them less vote by vote, but it still is bribery. My detractors complain this is bipartisan, and I am unfairly picking on Republicans. I tell them to go to the voting tally and see that every Republican voted for the oil company subsidies. Something rings true about a 100% vote. The problem is that we do not know what Trump wants. We know what Sheldon Adelson wants; he wants the Israeli government to run U.S. foreign policy, and there is a little matter of a bribery case in the federal courts has against him. He covered his bets by buying Marko Rubio. We know that David and Charles Koch want to subvert the government from a government “of the people by the people” to one they run as an economic dictatorship; the people just get in their way. Scott Walker is their target, as a result; he is of the same mind. We know what Trump says is true; if he, like other rich donors, buys a politician he expects them to be loyal to him and give him what he wants. What I have not been able to figure out is what is it the Trump wants? Just because it is, his money doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something. With the ego he has, it would be an insult to think he needs someone in between him and power. The only question I have I is what will he do? He tells us he will make American great again but does not say how building a fence will do that. URL: Comments Invited and not moderated

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