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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:03 PM

Why is anyone surprised when a congressperson, an MP, etc takes foreign money?

This is capitalism

Everything is for sale

EveryONE is for sale

There is no way around it

Pass a law to prevent it and they find a loophole

Anytime you have the forces of the markets in play, anything is possible if you have enough money to buy the right people

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Reply Why is anyone surprised when a congressperson, an MP, etc takes foreign money? (Original post)
RFCalifornia Jan 2022 OP
Bev54 Jan 2022 #1
RFCalifornia Jan 2022 #2
Bev54 Jan 2022 #3
RFCalifornia Jan 2022 #4
Chin music Jan 2022 #5
Budi Jan 2022 #6
Chin music Jan 2022 #7

Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:04 PM

1. I thought there was a law against it???

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:06 PM

2. There is and there will be a loophole

Dollars to donuts TFG took Russian money

But he stalled and stalled and used loopholes to hide it

Deutschebank pretty much admitted it

Because this is capitalism

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Response to RFCalifornia (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:08 PM

3. I think this is not because of capitalism as much as it is nefarious actors.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:08 PM

4. If there is no profit incentive, people won't act nefariously

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Response to Chin music (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:57 PM

6. Why the Moneyed Corporate Media chose "anybody but Hilary Clinton"

She campaigned on ending Citizens United & strengthening & reinstalling the Fairness Doctrine.

Her policies would hurt their bottom line.

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