Richman: Bill and Hillary are multi-millionaires, she charges $250K per speech at colleges, is in tight with Wall Street, and you are worried about rich Republicans?
You say, Richman, "George Soros has pretty much bought the entire mainstream media, but I guess money from Liberal Billionaires is ok as long as they support looting and rioting in the streets. That's a pretty small contaminated pond you live in my friend."
MY RESPONSE: Don't get distracted by the small money. They're multi milionaires NOW because of their speaking fees. They weren't always. Now they're out of debt and can live and travel as they need to as democratic leaders. Bill makes a quarter million just in retirement from the Treasury. Lets don't expect them to leave and move into a small trailer, okay?
And Soros...he's the example Republicans always use as the only rich democrat active in politics. I'm sure there are more, law firms and others.
They are the FEW examples on the dem side which is more grass roots in its fundraising. Tho the few remaining unions, of course which the GOP has targeted with restrictive laws. Yes, the devil's in the DETAILS, and you'll NEVER see them reported on FOX NEWS! Don't get distracted with the party pat excuses.
And the CORPORATISTS?
Relatively small potatoes compared to the Kochs and their many front groups--now protected by a 5-4 Supreme Court horrible ruling. And others secretly contributing. People with "B"illions, not "M"illions. Who flood the airwaves at election time with secret money. Absolute buying of legislators. Utterly anti-democracy.
I'm always amused by the true fascist libertarians who are quick to allege AMERICA is a REPUBLIC, not a DEMOCRACY.! Let's have a SHOW OF HANDS! Where's YOUR HAND?
No matter how you look at it, industry is bribing Republican Congressmen, and even hedging their bets by contributing to safely elected Democrats too!
Bottom line is that it's MONEY, not will of the people driving legislation! Are you OKAY with this? I'm not.
Be worried about that..especially about big oil and coal which for their own economic reasons are impeding PROGRESS in cleaner energy.
Got a lot of money invested in big energy? No? Then don't carry water for them. BP, Exxon, Duke Energy and the rest should realize they're in the ENERGY BUSINESS, not in the AWL BIDNESS... and start building solar and wind solutions. Maybe if the gumment quits sending soldiers and billions to protect their oil supply, they'll look for cheaper ways to create ENERGY! CLEANER ENERGY.
BP should invest in building cheaper CAR BATTERIES and generation stations, rather than dirty, polluting, earthquake creating OIL and FRACKING. Those are TEMP SOLUTIONS... and they're only delaying our progressive modernization for SHORT TERM PROFITS. You DO know that, don't you?Vote YOUR OWN ECONOMIC INTERESTS and those of your CHILDREN...and right now, you should be divesting from WallStreet as many of the wealthy are. Clouds on the speculation horizon. Gonna get ugly in 2015 and lots of high priced mansions will be up for bargain prices!
Govt knows how to do payments... theyv'e been doing Medicare for low cost for a long time. And the cheaters, well let them cheat the GUMMENT and not just INSURANCE COMPANIES, and then theyll go to federal prison!
And with much lower health care costs on us all, maybe some jobs will come back here since 3rd world countries don't pay much health care and taxes to support big militaries. I'm good with cutting govt... but not the wrong things to help the corporatists. Our legislators need to show some independent COURAGE.
Quit thinking like a corporate CEO wanting a regulation-free- libertarian gumment, and more like a middle class citizen or retiree, if that's what you are.
Socialism isn't a bad word. But greed and bribery are. We have an appropriate blend of govt consumer regulation (on our air, water, meat and food quality, etc etc) and capitalism... well we DID, until a few years ago when they decided to buy the democratic process with their excess earnings. Thanks, supreme court!
And never eat Chinese imported food where those protections don't exist! And where you can't even BREATH in Chinese cities because of lack of regulation. We're going to have to PAY for clean air and water. And mercury/radiation- free seafood. lets pay for THAT, and not the cost of gumment bribes to relax reasonable regulations!
REPUBLICANS need to buck up and raise the min wage to build up CUSTOMER DEMAND for businesses, and then workers. Else only WALMART will have high sales and nobody else. Do you carry water for the companies only supplying basic needs?
And get the AFFORDABLE part of the ACA (Obamacare passed) so that there'll be more DEMAND in retail for NON-MEDICAL and INSURANCE dollars. Health Care is sucking the blood out of the country because of the system. Let Obamacare work. And Medicare for ALL, to cut the inefficient private pay system out...with their 18 percent surcharge that doesn't add ANYTHING to our health!SUMMARY: Get a better news diet and not just the corporatists views, and be enlightened. Else, just rant on carrying someone else's Koolaid! You vote for the corporatists because you CHOOSE to!
Please don't bother to respond with smartphone quips. Time is too short to argue!