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The Best “Democracy” Money Can Buy: For Every Dollar Spent Influencing US Politics, Corporations Get $760 Back


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

The article below proves that the United States Supreme Court was completely wrong when it attempted to answer the question immediately below:

Do political donors get something in return for what they give?

 

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Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court suggested the answer to that question was no. Corporate spending to influence federal elections would not “give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,” the majority wrote in the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

Dah???

 

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We don’t elect lobbyists, we elect the politicians whom the bribe. 

As a foot note, Fairfax VA has the largest number of luxury car dealer ships in any area in the country.

Source Edmond’s Blue Book.  It’s not politicians who drive these cars but the lobbyists who do.

Since the Supreme’s blew this one so badly, how many other cases have they blown?  ObamaCare???

The bottom line is there are no virgins among us, men women or children, the politicos have been screwing us for a long long time.  Since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was formed, and the Income tax put in place.  Should I put the above in the post.
They use the IRS as their version of ISIS to confiscate our wealth, it’s that simple.
 
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By Tyler Durden on 03/21/2015

The first time we read the recent analysis by the Sunlight Foundation in which it combed through 14 million corporate records, including data on campaign contributions, lobbying expenditures, federal budget allocations and spending, in order to determine the “rate of return” on lobbying and spending to buy political goodwill, we were left speechless.

To be sure, we had previously shown that when it comes to the rate of return on lobbying, the rates were simply staggering, and ranged anywhere between 5,900% for oil subsidies, to 22,000% for multinational tax breaks and even higher for America’s legal drug dealers.

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But nothing could prepare us for this.

According to the foundation’s analysis, between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion (with a B) on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. What they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion (with a T) in federal business and support.

Putting that in context, the $4.4 trillion total represents two-thirds of the $6.5 trillion that individual taxpayers paid into the federal treasury. Said otherwise, by “spending: a paltry $6 billion to bribe the US government, or just a little more than what GM will spend on stock buybacks alone, US corporations are getting the direct benefit of two-thirds of US taxpayers’ labor!

And here is the visual representation of this stunning finding: for every dollar spent on influencing politics, the nation’s most politically active corporations received $760 from the government.

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Which translates into an Internal Rate Of Return of, hold on to your hats folks, 75,900%!

Like we said, speechless.

 

Some more details from the Foundations’ must read report:

 
 

Do political donors get something in return for what they give?

 

Four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court suggested the answer to that question was no. Corporate spending to influence federal elections would not “give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,” the majority wrote in the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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Trey Gowdy’s Warning: “There Will Come a Day You Will Cry Out For Enforcement of the Law”


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

Won’t it be fantastic to have an Attorney General, Trey Gowdy who will enforce the law rather than the current one who is an enemy of the U.S. Constitution.

All it takes for this to happen is for Republicans to rise up in mass and elect the Republican candidate in mass.  This is no time to screw around as 4 million Republican Romney voters did in the last election.

As Sir Edmond Burke said, The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, and that’s just not going to happen. 

H/T Socialism is not the answer

Independent Sentinel

 

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Rep.Trey Gowdy warned Democrats Wednesday about the repercussions of President Obama’s unlawful amnesty.

“You may benefit from the president’s failure to enforce the law today,” Gowdy said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Obama’s action.

“But I’ll make you this promise,” he warned. “There will come a day where you will cry out for the enforcement of the law. There will come a day when you long for the law to be the foundation of this republic.”

“So you be careful what you do with the law today, because if you weaken it today, you weaken it forever,” he told the them.

 

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Pigmen Win Again: Introduction and video by George Carlin


Never doubt the comedic wisdom of George Carlin, the modern day Socrates of our time.
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From his grave he nailed down what we who call ourselves American, this would not include, liberal fools, are facing today.
The video below shows one of his comedic riffs which is far better than his writing immediately below.
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The Burning Platform

 

 

                                                                  May 12, 1937-June 12, 2008 R.I.P.

                              You taught us well and the majority refused to listen.

“The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy.

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners.

They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls.

They’ve got the judges in their back pockets. And they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you hear. They’ve got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying ­ lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.”  - George Carlin

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After the disgusting example of politicians of both spineless parties bowing down before Wall Street, the military industrial complex and corporate interests this weekend with the passage of a bloated pig of a spending bill totaling $1.1 trillion, how can anyone not on the payroll of the vested interests not admit there is only one party – and it serves only the needs of the wealthy business interests.

Obama, champion of the common folk, signed this putrid example of political corruption and corporate capture of the American political system. For all the believers who voted for the red team in the November mid-terms, this is what you got – a bipartisanship screwing of the American people.

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Will Democratic Corruption and President Obama’s Disappointments Effect the 2016 Elections?


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Perhaps she chose to leave the best video for last, but Lorra B.at SilentSoldier has out done herself with this freestyle collection of criminals, among those who call themselves democrats. 

(The video is a classic featuring Hillary and Obama in such rare form.)  O.K., not so rare! HA ;-)

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Democrat and corruption will become known as synonyms in dictionaries of the future.

November 13, 2014

The Obama Administration, corruption, arrests, and investigations are throwing Democratic politicians into a very negative light. Democrats seem to keep finding themselves in political and legal trouble. The Latest, though not last, pair of Democratic embarrassments are Patrick Cannon and State Sen. Leland Yee.

It is a 44-month long sentence that Former Charlotte mayor, Patrick Cannon, was sentenced with.

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Cannon plead guilty to corruption charges that carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

What was Cannon’s crime? He “admitted accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents and a Charlotte strip club owner – U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney”…sentenced Cannon to three years and eight months, according to Charlotteobserver.com.

If Cannon follows all the prison rules and completes an alcohol treatment program, he could be out by the fall of 2016.

Suspended California State Sen. Leland Yee is facing racketeering and political corruption charges.

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“Doing some pre-Thanksgiving carving of the government’s sprawling indictment against Yee and 28 other defendants, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer on Wednesday set a timetable for a trial early next year that focuses solely on the political corruption charges against the disgraced Democratic legislator and a handful of other cohorts linked to his alleged wrongdoing,” according to San Jose Mercury News.

Meanwhile, the FBI conducted a raid on the New York Assemblyman William Scarborough’s office.

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Scarborough, a Democrat, informed reporters that what the raid centered around was whether or not he had mistreated his state expense report.

“There are now three Democratic state senators with federal criminal indictments against them just this session resulting already in eight felony convictions,” according to the Washington Times. “And yes, the Republican Party is essentially defunct in most of California and probably beyond reviving, but if anything can bring them back, it’s probably days like this,” reported The Washington Post.

Nancy Pelosi, top Democrat in the House of Representatives, is not a stranger to scandal herself, having been accused of steering “more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefited a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor,” stated The Washington Free Beacon.

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But Pelosi positioned herself and her cronies as America’s Mr. Clean’s Merry Maids accusing Republicans of orchestrating a ‘culture of corruption’ during the 2006 election cycle. “But, once again, the culture of corruption boomerang has swung back around to smack Democrats in their smug mugs…The cynical Swamp Drainers just hope you forget it all by election time…Don’t,” stated Michelle Malkin, author of ‘Culture of Corruption’.  

As it stands, this is only seemingly affecting Democrats on local and state levels but will these Democratic disgraces, among others, have an effect in the 2016 elections?

When you couple Democratic scandal with the disappointment in the Obama Administration, it just might.

John Sides, of the Washington Post, answered that question stating, “First, the popularity of an incumbent president does influence his aspiring successor’s chances of winning.

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Sign of the Political Times: It’s time for the U.S. to adopt a Mexican like immigration policy


41730_100003215851815_231263758_n 2 By Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

We need far more changes in our immigration policy than securing our borders.

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Prior to the signing of The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War in favor of the United States, Mexico has been run by corrupt politicians

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 In  Mexico, many things are against the law for non citizens. 

Ask former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

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Get in a car wreck, go to jail immediately without passing go.

The question is, with a Republican take over of the U.S. Senate in 2014 and the Presidency in 2016 will they have the will or will they be too terrified on the Latino vote?

Would such a thing as an “Immigrant”s rights protest be allowed by Mexican politicos? Don’t bet your lunch money on it!!

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Immigrants’ Rights Groups Sue US Government for Violating Immigration, Deportation Laws Against Mothers, Children

 Aug 24, 2014

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 Immigrants rights supporters rally outside the US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Dozens of detainees were on the fourth day of a hunger strike protesting U.S. deportations and detention center conditions at a Washington state immigration facility were being medically evaluated on Monday and could be force-fed, a federal agency said. (Photo : REUTERS/Jason Redmond )
 

National immigrants’ rights groups are suing the U.S. government over claims of lack of due process for “scores” of Central American women and children at the Artesia immigrant detention facility in New Mexico.

The American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, National Immigration Law Center, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild announced their lawsuit in response to what they say is a failure of immigration laws. The national immigrants’ rights groups claimed the federal government has denied fair deportation processes for mothers and children, notably in Artesia.

American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project Director Cecillia Wang said the purpose of the lawsuit is to “challenge” the U.S. government’s procedures on policing immigrants, saying they are trying to deport them “as soon as possible.” Wang said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s message to immigrants was “We will send you back” to their native countries, despite the ongoing difficulties happening at home.

Wang said their immigrant clients have “repeatedly” been told by border patrol that they will be deported. An immigration court judge told one client, who Wang said had a valid claim for asylum, that the client is responsible for finding a solution to her problems back home.

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Shall we take a quick look at the “HAIR Balls” who run the Clinton Foundation


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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Said it before and I’ll say it again, send them to the same people that brought Al Capone down. 

You know they are honest, just like the Clinton’s.  Oh yea, and the Clinton’s are kind too!

Guess how much the Clinton’s have raised since 1992?

From the Clinton Foundation Website

Board of Directors

The Clinton Foundation’s Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation. Our Board shapes the Foundation’s direction through its mission, strategy, budget, and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundation’s vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization. The Foundation Board meets formally three times each year, as well as between the regular meetings as needed to conduct the Foundation’s business.


Bruce LindseyBruce Lindsey (Money Launderer)

Chairman of the Board (2005-present)

Bruce Lindsey serves as the chairman of the Board for the Clinton Foundation. Bruce joined the Foundation in 2001 as general counsel and served as CEO from 2003 to 2013.

Bruce served as assistant to the President and deputy counsel to the President throughout President Clinton’s two terms in office. In 1993, Bruce was also director of the Office of Presidential Personnel where he supervised the selection and approval of political appointees in the Cabinet departments and to Presidential boards and commissions.

During the 1992 Presidential campaign, he served as the National Campaign Director. He had previously been a partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, a law firm in Little Rock, where he is currently of counsel. Bruce received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Rhodes College.


Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton* Nepotism is important if you have not particular skills or value.

Vice Chair of the Board (2011-present)

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, works with her parents, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, to drive the vision and work of the Clinton Foundation.

She is also a special correspondent for NBC News and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford. Chelsea previously worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital.

In addition to being vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media, and the Weill Cornell Medical College.

She is also co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Of Many Institute at New York University. Chelsea holds a B.A. from Stanford, a MPhil from Oxford, and a MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She and her husband, Marc, live in New York City.

 


President Bill ClintonPresident Bill Clinton* (Perjurer, sex addict and pathological liar.

Also falls short on doing things for America and Americans.

(2013-present)

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice – first in 1992 and then in 1996.

Under his leadership, the country enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. (Complete bullshit, Newt made him go to the middle or he would have gone down as the socialist he truly is to this day.)

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation. Today, the Foundation works to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti. Today, the Clinton Foundation is supporting economic growth, capacity building, and education in Haiti.

President Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live in Chappaqua, New York.

 


Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton* Seriously does anybody care?

(2013-present)

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as Secretary of State of the United States from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and a Senator from New York.

Stick a fork in her she’s done. See the entire list of miscreants, and politically correct nare do wells below.

 Entire list of crooks and politically correct appointees below.

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CORRUPTION, PERJURY, CRIME WITH DHS AND CONGRESS DOES NOTHING


Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The do nothing congress has Glow Girl’s thong in a bunch.

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In her well chosen words below:

I almost went POSTAL when I read the below article on WHY these SOB’s in CONgress REFUSE  to SEAL the border.  Their acts are TREASONOUS.
And the RINO’s want to destroy the Tea Party?
Bohner and the rest of these b*stards should ALL be hung from a long, long bridge. AT THE SAME TIME…I don’t think the one below is quite long enough
to ‘get ‘em all’ but hey, its a start.
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F**k them. GG’s word not mine.

by Dr. Laurie Roth, ©2014

 

Speaker of the House John Boehner reportedly favors amnesty for illegal aliens and loose border protection

(Jan. 5, 2014) — Documentation, whistle blowers from DHS and well over 30 pages of names, dates and facts exposed on my national radio show. Part 1 – January 2nd, 2014, last hour –

Congress says they don’t want to hear it because they are pushing for amnesty with Boehner.

This week one of my fabulous and regular guests, Andy Ramirez, President of Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, Inc. broke on my national radio show evidence of massive corruption, lies, perjury and crime peppered through our border patrol, immigration policy and enforcement over many years inside of the Department of Homeland Security.

Andy stated that David Aguilar, who in March 2013 retired from DHS as the long-time Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (and Chief of the Border Patrol between 2004-2009), perjured himself before Congress, including in February 2007 before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Border Subcommittee.

As a result of the Aguilar appearance, Andy was asked by GOP Members to testify in a follow-up hearing in March 2007 and tell the facts given as they believed Aguilar lied before the committee.

Andy was informed he was needed to tell the truth and facts, which he did. – Andy’s official written testimony – Article by Congressional Quarterly comparing the testimony of Ramirez and Aguilar.

Aguilar, appointed in 2004, transformed the Border Patrol into a dangerous brigade in which its agents could not do what they needed to do to defend the borders, nor have the technology to operate.

Ramirez states that Aguilar had total cover from Rep. Silvestre Reyes, who was Aguilar’s former boss in the Border Patrol in South Texas where Reyes was a Chief Patrol Agent.

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Reagan administration, CIA complicit in DEA agent’s murder, say former insiders


crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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We are aware of the Iran-Contra disaster during President Ronald W. Reagan’s watch. 

Which begs the question, how many administrations made the decision to go the corruption route?

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Former DEA El Paso boss: Agent Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation.
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Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz, Ed Meese and Don Regan to discuss the president’s remarks on the Iran-Contra affair, in the Oval Office on Nov. 25, 1986. Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library, official government record/Wikimedia Commons

Two former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency contract pilot are claiming that the Reagan Administration was complicit in the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena at the hands of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.

The administration’s alleged effort to cover up a U.S. government relationship with the Mexican drug lord to provide for the arming and the training of Nicaraguan Contra rebels, at a time when official assistance to the Contras was banned by the congressional Boland Amendment, led to Camarena’s kidnap, torture and murder, according to Phil Jordon, former head of the DEA’s El Paso office, Hector Berrellez, the DEA’s lead investigator into Camarena’s kidnapping, torture and murder, and CIA contract pilot Robert “Tosh” Plumlee.

“We’re not saying the CIA murdered Kiki Camarena,” Jordan said. But the “consensual relationship between the Godfathers of Mexico and the CIA that included drug trafficking” contributed to Camarena’s death, he added.

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Mexican former drug cartel boss, Rafael Caro Quintero, was serving his conviction at Puente Grande prison in Guadalajara when he was released last July. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture and prosecution in the United States.

“I don’t have a problem with the CIA conducting covert operations to protect the national security of our country or our allies, but not to engage in criminal activity that leads to the murder of one our agents,” Jordan said.

Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation, Jordan alleged.

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It’s far from ridiculous as the DEA asserts that Kiki Camarena was assassinated by them.  Dead men can’t testify or blow the whistle.

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