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  •  The capture of campaign finance... (3+ / 0-)
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    Australian2, ozsea1, Eric Nelson

    ...by the Financial Elites creates a "checkpoint" which narrows the number of perspectives allowed to legislate and execute for "the common good." And yes, many of the carefully screened and appointed "elected officials" do get rewarded for multiple terms of manning the barricades against the teeming masses in the form of "back end payoffs" such as directorships and other "tokens of appreciation" that come with obscene income streams. I'm certain that soon to be former Senator Baucus will have an appropriately impressive "Golden Parachute."

    Campaign finance is the key, however. Without the assurance that a paltry few million dollars will leverage policy and appropriations as the Financial Elites desire, the "back end payoff" (which is also relative couch cushion money for the "Owners") will dissipate rapidly.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:58:42 AM PDT

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