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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 06:24 PM
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34. It's obscene.
"This may take time. The level of political corruption in America is staggering. Everything now is about money to run electoral campaigns, which have become incredibly expensive. The mid-term elections cost an estimated $4.5 billion, with most of the contributions coming from big corporations and rich contributors. These powerful forces, many of which operate anonymously under US law, are working relentlessly to defend those at the top of the income distribution.

But make no mistake: both parties are implicated. There is already talk that Obama will raise $1 billion or more for his re-election campaign. That sum will not come from the poor."

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  -Obama "is always ready to serve the interests of the rich and powerful, with no line in the sand" Better Believe It  Dec-28-10 09:31 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-28-10 09:33 PM   #1 
  - Truth hurts, k&r nt  mix   Dec-28-10 09:36 PM   #2 
  - Truth is very selective it seems. Repubs spent millions to block Affordable Care Act  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:12 PM   #42 
  - There would be no Consumer protection Agency and absolutely no wall street reform  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:13 PM   #43 
     - No Lily Ledbetter fair pay, no stem cell research, no increase in min wage  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:14 PM   #44 
     - And need I remind you it was Bush who gave the wealthy tax breaks to begin with  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:14 PM   #45 
        - There would be no bailout of the auto industry and millions more out of work  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:16 PM   #47 
           - No change in college loan profiteering, no stimulus package, No START  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:31 PM   #50 
              - Recent CEO meeting Obama called at Blair house and not ONE Banker was called to be there  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:31 PM   #51 
                 - Obama walked into the biggest mess brought about by wealthy's greed buting up America  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:33 PM   #53 
                    - They own the repub party and threaten to shut down the economy.  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:33 PM   #54 
                       - And look at all he got accomplished in spite of this plutocracy.  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:34 PM   #55 
                          - This article is complete propaganda for small minded viewers who 'refudiate' truth  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:36 PM   #56 
                             - good lord  Bluebear   Jan-02-11 01:56 AM   #69 
                             - Small minded is my name.  mmonk   Jan-02-11 06:00 AM   #71 
     - How has Wall Street been "reformed"?  Better Believe It   Dec-29-10 08:20 PM   #48 
  - True.. to bad the article is lacking in any truth!  whistler162   Dec-29-10 08:47 PM   #58 
  - So many of Obama's "Victories" have been the result of his appointees being  truedelphi   Dec-28-10 09:37 PM   #3 
  - +1  grahamhgreen   Dec-28-10 11:15 PM   #16 
  - Though I meant to say that the  truedelphi   Dec-29-10 04:17 PM   #29 
  - Plus one.........nt  Enthusiast   Dec-29-10 06:54 AM   #19 
  - 1000+  Dokkie   Dec-29-10 07:28 PM   #36 
  - Exactly. K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Dec-29-10 07:54 PM   #40 
  - Keep Dreaming!  SkyDaddy7   Dec-29-10 08:32 PM   #52 
     - Just like MLK!  grahamhgreen   Dec-30-10 12:26 PM   #67 
  - IBTL  Taverner   Dec-28-10 09:38 PM   #4 
  - K&R  pa28   Dec-28-10 09:44 PM   #5 
  - Well, that's just not true  gratuitous   Dec-28-10 09:45 PM   #6 
  - "I'm sure they'll have to do something pretty soon to justify the massive giveaway handed to them"  Better Believe It   Dec-28-10 09:48 PM   #7 
     - Oh, they'll make massive campaign contributions all right..  Fumesucker   Dec-29-10 06:56 AM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-28-10 09:53 PM   #8 
  - Little Dutch Boy?  sulphurdunn   Dec-29-10 12:55 PM   #25 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-28-10 09:58 PM   #9 
  - Good article  hootinholler   Dec-28-10 10:00 PM   #10 
  - Michael Vick  tridim   Dec-28-10 10:00 PM   #11 
  - Algebra.  WinkyDink   Dec-28-10 10:16 PM   #13 
  - Laura Branigan  NoPasaran   Dec-29-10 06:58 AM   #22 
     - MIchael Vick studying Algebra WITH Laura Branigan.  Ken Burch   Dec-29-10 08:15 PM   #46 
        - .  mmonk   Jan-02-11 05:43 AM   #70 
  - "Obama swept to power on the promise of change."  unkachuck   Dec-28-10 10:05 PM   #12 
  - LOL!  Foo Fighter   Dec-28-10 10:20 PM   #14 
  - Actually, thats not funny  Dokkie   Dec-29-10 07:34 PM   #37 
     - Point taken.  Foo Fighter   Dec-30-10 12:00 AM   #63 
     - Delete. Dupe.  Foo Fighter   Dec-30-10 12:01 AM   #64 
  - well done!  Bluebear   Dec-29-10 06:02 PM   #31 
  - Every president is swept to power on the promise of change. Change is everywhere but not enough yet  bjobotts   Dec-29-10 08:39 PM   #57 
  - sadly too true.  nashville_brook   Dec-28-10 10:31 PM   #15 
  - All Fired Up And Ready to Serve The Powers That Be  somone   Dec-28-10 11:23 PM   #17 
  - I love broccoli  nevergiveup   Dec-28-10 11:32 PM   #18 
  - GHW Bush famously hated broccoli.. n/t  Fumesucker   Dec-29-10 06:57 AM   #21 
  - K&R  BlueJac   Dec-29-10 11:36 AM   #23 
  - so true so very true  placton   Dec-29-10 12:06 PM   #24 
  - He certainly is. nt  LWolf   Dec-29-10 02:37 PM   #26 
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  - Right! The previous office holder was the best president ever!  MadMaddie   Dec-29-10 08:26 PM   #49 
     - Self delete. Wrong post.  Beacool   Dec-29-10 09:28 PM   #59 
     - When I gained adulthood, I learned to reason. I learned to study. I  sirthomas66   Dec-30-10 09:36 AM   #66 
        - Ha..ha..ha..  MadMaddie   Dec-30-10 02:59 PM   #68 
  - k&r  blindpig   Dec-29-10 03:34 PM   #28 
  - Remember that meeting with the CEO's?  whosinpower   Dec-29-10 05:55 PM   #30 
  - Reminds me of Cheney  salinen   Dec-29-10 06:23 PM   #33 
     - They just wanted to control the spigot  whosinpower   Dec-29-10 07:03 PM   #35 
  - K&R  me b zola   Dec-29-10 06:14 PM   #32 
  - It's obscene.  Beacool   Dec-29-10 06:24 PM   #34 
  - This another thing I dont understand  Dokkie   Dec-29-10 07:45 PM   #38 
     - One word: advertising.  Beacool   Dec-29-10 09:31 PM   #60 
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  - Good analysis. It's deeply ironic that Sachs is the one making it, though  Ken Burch   Dec-29-10 08:11 PM   #41 
  - I would have never appointed Geithner and Summers  mvd   Dec-29-10 10:06 PM   #61 
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  - and then some  upi402   Jan-02-11 09:53 PM   #73 
  - KICK  Angry Dragon   Jan-03-11 12:37 AM   #74 
 

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