Ever since the right wing Catholics put in power in our top court by Republican Presidents, we have seen all campaign finance laws tossed into the dumpster. The Supreme Court’s rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits has opened the door for all oligarchs to run rampant. Their rule of our nation has been an unmitigated disaster and the US is being internally destroyed by abuse of the banks, politicians and leaders. They view this nation as something to exploit and devour, not grow and strengthen.
The two got to know each other when Paul, a UNH alum, donated $25 million to endow the business school that bears his name.
Paul is more than just a donor — he approved the hiring of the super PAC’s strategist, a former aide to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and weighs in on strategy.
“I’m not driving the bus,” he said. “I may have paid for the bus and hired the driver and suggested where we want to go.”
Chauffeurs drive their master’s cars. Slaves drive, too, while the master lounges in the back. Pilots fly planes but don’t choose their destinations if they are employees. Obviously, so of course, this GOP right winger sneers at us mocking us about this matter. And in a childish way, thinking he is oh-so-clever.
Anuzis, the former Michigan GOP chairman, has a different view. He said super PACs are a “great equalizer” because they allow individuals a chance to participate directly in politics. “I tell donors, ‘You can do it your way. If you have $500,000 to a million, you can affect a Senate race. If someone can put together $100,000 or $200,000 you can affect a House race.’ ”
Participation at the bottom via public efforts to support candidates is dropping due to people giving up hope. This is due to the efforts to elect such people flounders once they are elected because the government has changed so much, lobbyists now rule DC totally and can openly bribe anyone elected.
Our oligarch media owners love this as do foreign powers like AIPAC’s boss in Israel. The Saudis love this. Previous attempts at bribery got them in trouble like with the Abscam FBI operation that exposed corruption. Now, everyone feeds at the ‘I make a speech for a million bucks’ launched by Ronald Reagan who was the first to collect millions from a foreign power for a brief ‘speech’.
Oligarch rule is destroying America driving us downwards in all economic scales. CIA The World Factbook
Ukraine is at #42 in rank below Singapore. It is just over $300 billion compared to Russia at $2.5 trillion. The US is highest in spending power due entirely to our immense, record level of trade deficit with the world and our ZIRP debt machine. Our purchasing power is nearly all debts which are huge.
For all that spending and debt, our economic growth rate is near the bottom of the barrel:
Oh, we are slightly better than North Korea! Meanwhile, look at Ukraine’s growth rate which is below zero at this point, last year when the coup happened, it was 0.4%. Russia’s growth is worse than the UK and US but we are all in the same boat that is sinking like the Titanic due to the need to restart the Cold War.
Note how ‘imports of goods and services’ are -16% which is eating away at our economy, hugely. And services are 80% of our economy! Not exactly a world manufacturing power. Our oligarchs have, thanks to free trade, turned our nation from the world’s #1 manufacturing power to this:
The sales and managers have ballooned to over half the employment while manufacturing, mining and driving vehicles is only 20% and if we remove the transportation part, it is very low, less than 15%.
On the GINI wealth gap index the US is mired in the middle which is disgusting considering we are supposedly the world’s #1 economy:
Russia, which we are being trained to hate, is even worse off than us in this regard and our media oligarchs trumpet how oligarchs run Russia which is just pathetic. Our war machine is really a looting operation which does create jobs and also makes our oligarchs much richer such as this turkey: Makers of F-35 Combat Jets to Help Keep Cost of Fighter Plane at $80 Million – WSJ due to the embarrassment of this barely able to fly procurement embarrassment.
Nearly half a trillion tax dollars which is sold as debt mainly to China, will be built. Most of the money for this goes not to the workers on the line but the management, sales staff and lobbyists in DC.
Europe’s media and rulers are whipping the puppies there into barking at Russia like mad. This is fatal, of course. Note the graph above showing Europe’s production is way below before the banking scandals and collapse. It was already declining again in 2011 and will crash later this year. Meanwhile, Putin: Taskforce at Malaysia MH17 crash site not enough, full-scale intl team needed which is obviously correct thing to do.
While Putin struggles to stop the flood of hate directed towards him for being a strong leader instead of a drunk leader like Yeltsin, Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian casualties reported because the Kiev coup is at war. And killing civilians left and right and bombing cities but that is OK because bombing in ethnic warfare is OK with the US and EU which supports this in the Middle East which is all on fire these days.
One last tidbit: the US Federal tax levels are 182 in rank with the world, namely one of the lowest in the world and the rich pay Fed taxes and have absconded with our collective wealth by voting for tax cuts for themselves while running up huge military and trade spending/red ink bills and papering over all this with immense loads of debt.
With few exceptions, Taiwan being one, all the other countries that pay little national taxes are third world nations. Thanks a lot, oligarchs. You are turning us into a third world nation.
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