Everyone in DC knows the real money milch kuh is being hired to give these generic ‘speeches’ to very rich corporations and foreign powers. They then hand over immense sums which are then parked in fake front ‘charities’ or conversely, the politicians are asked to sit on boards of fake charities and only come two, maybe three times while earning many thousands or even millions of dollars. This is naked bribery run amok and this began with Reagan and Ford.
Both the GOP and DNC play this rampant bribery game and they do this to the hilt and do this overseas because many foreigners want to own our government and use it for their own insidious ends. Here is today’s ugly example from one of the very first players of this bribery game, Israel: Bill Clinton paid $500K for 45-minute speech in Israel: report – NYPOST.com
The former president is one the highest paid speakers in the world and receives an average $180,000 per engagement. He earned $13.4 million for speeches in 2011 and one of his biggest paydays ($750,000) came for giving a Hong Kong speech to Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson.
Their itinerary after that included a concert to benefit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, meetings with business leaders and guest spots on Fujisankei-owned TV stations. The Reagans also had two days of official visits, including lunch with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.
But was it appropriate, critics asked, for a former President to cash in on his White House luster so blatantly? Of the four living ex-Presidents, Jimmy Carter seems to have done the least for financial gain, spending his time instead on church-, housing-and peace-related efforts. Richard Nixon has published seven books, but accepts no honoraria for public appearances. Gerald Ford has turned himself into a one-man industry, producing endorsements, speeches and public appearances and serving on corporate boards; last year alone he earned an estimated $1 million.
Once the foxes were in the hen house, the roosters went crazy. Note how Ford farmed himself out to various corporate entities. Reagan went overseas and sold us out to the Japanese so they would get away with currency manipulations and one way trade. This tiny fee was repaid in trillions in unbalanced trade with Japan. They paid less than 0.1% of the profits, bribing a President.
I was furious when this happened and the Chinese laughed and said to me (they were once living with me to learn about America and capitalism): ‘We bribe Presidents too!’ And they did, big time. The two Bushes raked in millions in Chinese bribes. This whoring for corporations and foreign powers has virtually destroyed our nation and it roars onwards as it does in England with British ministers rushing overseas to collect their bribes, too.
Here is today’s expose in the WP: Virginia governor’s wife was paid $36,000 as consultant to coal philanthropy – The Washington Post
But in an interview, James McGlothlin said the $21 million family foundation never named McDonnell to its board.
Instead, McGlothlin said, the family asked Maureen McDonnell to become an adviser to the charitable efforts of both the family foundation and the United Co., a natural resources and real estate company in Bristol, Va., that has made the McGlothlins one of the wealthiest families in the state.
McGlothlin, who founded the company in 1970 and is its chairman and chief executive, said the first lady is paid by the company and not the foundation.
By reporting that his wife was on the board, the governor never had to say on his financial disclosure form how much she was paid. McGlothlin confirmed the salary.
His daughter’s wedding catering was also paid by someone who did business with the state. $15,000 food for his yapping youths. According to the above story, the governor and his Hausfrau were having dinner with the corporation head and his female sidekick when they discussed this delicate matter of how to bribe the Governor while hiding this from everyone. The Governor who is a Republican, is a criminal as is the McGlothlin family head. Arrest them all.
Fake charities abound. The IRS is under fire for investigating Tea Party non profits but all across the board, charities are looting or bribing operations. Overhead costs to the boards of directors and the leaders is rampant and eats up most funds. Many charities spend less than 10% of their money on anything else. This rancid bribery operation is totally out of hand with religious foundations leading the way to corruption and looting of donors who think they are helping animals, saving souls or fixing Africa. As I noted yesterday, the vast majority of African ‘charity’ money flows out of Africa into offshore foreign bank accounts.
Or these are used to steal land, displace populations, starve the natives or steal natural resources. From Japan: At TICAD, clumsy diplomacy mars controversial Japanese aid project in Mozambique ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
The blunder was the latest in a series of mishandlings that have turned one of Japan’s most ambitious aid efforts in Africa, the ProSavana project, into a magnet for criticism and controversy. ProSavana aims to turn Mozambique’s most populous geographical corridor into a global breadbasket by making millions of hectares of land available to multinational agribusiness firms, who are in turn expected to cultivate commodity crops for export. The project is modeled on the unprecedented transformation agribusiness has effected in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna, and Brazil is the third partner in the three party plan.
This Dystopian funding also drives host nations into bankruptcy. Both Japan and the US has seen tax revenues collapse and a huge, huge driving force here are these fake charities removing trillions from the tax base and then using this to bribe people or control entire countries in a very negative way.
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