by Gary Christenson, Deviant Investor:
THINKING OF THE RNC AND DNC…
Politicians get elected by telling voters what they want to hear, especially that voters will receive a pile of “free stuff.” Politicians are (usually) funded by large corporate interests, particularly the financial industry, military contractors, Big “Ag,” and Big “Pharma.” It takes $ billions to buy a Presidential election and large corporate interests expect favorable access and legislation as a result of their huge contributions. It is easy to see.
Conclusion: Politicians tell voters what they want to hear and distribute “free stuff” but they do what they must to repay contributors and solicit even more money to win the next election. But in reality, voters and promises to voters become collateral damage.
WHAT FREE STUFF? WHAT FREE PASSES?
A few examples come to mind: Trillions of dollars to bail out banks and the financial elite, more trillions to the sick-care/health care industry via government supported inflated prices for drugs and services, trillions to the military-industrial-security complex “to keep us safe,” various other individual and corporate welfare programs, the usual corruption and “no-bid” contracts, foreign aid, cell phones, tax loop-holes, QE, subsidized loans, “food stamps,” forgiven loans, massive payoffs, subsidized housing, Presidential pardons, political patronage jobs, student loans, and the list goes on.
Don’t forget the “free passes” to Wall Street bankers not indicted by the DOJ in numerous cases of fraud, politicians not indicted by the FBI for mishandling top-secret documents, and regulators that have failed to regulate. “Stay out of jail cards” have been purchased …
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