Sunday, June 29, 2014

Who's got your back?

Are elections all about the money? Can that be changed by ordinary citizens and how they vote? Read this, do some research on these guys, and then figure out if you want them or any billionaire, right or left wing, running your government. IF a billionaire is trying to do this, at least look at whether they have theirs or your interests in mind. It is possible to be benevolent and wealthy. Have you ever looked though at what these guys are trying to do to our system? If you haven't, it's time you did.

Robert Reich-- how to break the Kochs

Reich is on a roll and made another good point with this article.

One might say what does it matter when Hillary is paid $200,000 for a speech or a Supreme Court Justice gets a cushy vacation, but when that happens, whose side will these people be on? Why are those big bucks paid out? And how much do most Americans know about any of it? 


Ingineer66 said...

It is crazy that these public universities keep raising tuition at astonishing rates but then pay Hillary $225,000 to $300,000 to give a speech. If I was an UNLV or UCLA alum I would never give them another dime. I dont care if Bill Gates is giving a speech on how to become a billionaire, that high of a speaking fee is ridiculous coming from a public university.

Rain Trueax said...

I think it's a subtle payoff. Nobody up there wants to admit it but there is no other explanation. Well they have each other's back but maybe we need to be sure we get some people in office who have ours!

Ingineer66 said...

Good luck with that. Out of all the primaries for House and Senate so far only 2 incumbents have lost. Maybe more will happen in the general,but I doubt it is significant. The Soviet Politburo had higher turnover than the US Congress and they only had one candidate on the ballot. The members were dying in office more often than we vote our guys out.