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    Who gets kickbacks from which developers?

    In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot." ~ Czeslaw Milosz

    by Caneel on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 07:46:41 AM PST

    •  Or campaign contributions (3+ / 0-)

      or plum patronage jobs--like those of Christie appointees to Port Authority.

      Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

      by coral on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 09:09:19 AM PST

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      •  Because Citizens United opened the (5+ / 0-)
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        majcmb1, a2nite, Dirtandiron, coral, MrJersey

        floodgates for shakedowns for campaign contributions to be SOP.

        Now we really do get the best government money can buy which will be the worst government possible for the average citizen.

        Thank you Supreme Court for finding that money=speech and dooming us to a graft filled future where our lives as the surplus population will be transformed into the nasty short brutal ones nature intended them to be.

        “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

        by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 09:50:11 AM PST

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