Skip to comments.Peter Schweizer: Secret Empires and How U.S. Political Corruption has Evolved (with meme)
Posted on 01/19/2020 10:02:03 AM PST by poconopundit
Corruption is changing. The old school corruption is where a politician takes a bribe or payoff. These days, the politician doesn't take it themselves, but steers it to an adult child or a best friend. And both political parties are doing it.
It's really a question of the kind of leadership we're going to have. It's impossible for our leaders to respond to what we want — to make good decisions — if a chief motivation is to enrich their families and themselves.
When you trace the money, you often find it comes from foreign governments like China and from oligarchs in places like Ukraine. And they are willing to throw big money at the political families of our leaders to get favorable policy outcomes.
Think about this. Whether you are Joe Biden or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, you have to disclose a $500 campaign contribution. You also might have to disclose $500 in stock in, say, General Electric, to understand where your financial interests lie.
But they don't have to expose if their adult child is getting a billion dollar private equity deal from the government of China. And its seems to me that's a lot bigger conflict of interest.
Peter Schweizer latest corruption book is publishing this week. I’ve been catching up with my reading, and the guy really knows how to explain corruption as simply as can be.
He’s a great patriot.
When Emelda Marcos did a ribbon cutting for your new factory she kept the solid gold scissors. Same with Madam Suharto in Indonesia.
Appreciate the excerpts ... it's an interesting theme ... I hope you keep posting them.
AOC could get cast in the Shining 3 ... 'we've ALWAYS been here' ... that is, the parasites. In it's pure form I'm sure it goes back long before governments ... a group of 5 cavemen and women likely always had one manipulative lying scumbag picking at the meat at night.
That’s interesting. oldexpat. And we can assume she also kept the shoes she wore from the occasion :- )
I once ate at Marcos’ favorite dinner place — The Diamond Room at the Manila Hotel. As we dined, a 20 piece string orchestra was right in front of us playing the Sounds of Music and other lovely tunes.
I’m glad the Philippines is on a better course toward freedom and lower corruption.
Purge the swamp of its political denizens.
Heres how it works.
China wants to be able to militarily threaten the US.
The problem is that their long range missiles keep failing.
The Chinese rocket scientists cant seem to fix the problems.
What can China do?
They can buy the technology.
Who has a successful rocket program?
The United States.
How can they get the rocket technology from The United States AT A LOW PRICE?
Bribe the Democrat politicians.
And they did.
They gave Democrat Vice President Al Gore suitcases full of cash to bribe him and Bill Clinton.
Mysteriously, Bill Clinton then allows our rocket technology to be sold to the Chinese.
The Democrats have understood this for decades. Look how rich Pelosi, Biden, Kerry and Feinstein have become while in congress.
“...a group of 5 cavemen and women likely always had one manipulative lying scumbag picking at the meat at night...”
That meme should be on billboards across the country, but with a picture of Pelosi.
How swamp family members got rich through corruption Schweizer book review; http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3809389/posts
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Court Filing: Hunter Biden earned $156M from Ukraine corruption
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Hunter Biden move over. Now Nancy Pelosis son may be looking to take center stage with the Ukraine controversy. Paul Pelosi, Jr. spent time in Ukraine in 2017. BOOM: Nancy Pelosis son Paul Pelosi Jr. (who went to Ukraine in 2017) was a board member of Viscoil and executive at its related company NRGLab, which DID ENERGY Business in UKRAINE! And Nancy Pelosi appeared in a promotional video for the company!
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theunionjournal.com ^ | December 29, 2019 | Carlos Christian
Shortly after Nancy Pelosi became Speaker, in 2007, Paul Pelosi Jr. was employed by InfoUSA at $180,000 a year as vice chairman for Strategic Planning. Paul Pelosi had a full-time day job as a mortgage mortgage officer for Countrywide Loans in California but didnt report to work http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3804232/posts
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KYIV. Oct 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada member Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials the amount of $900,000 were transferred to the U.S.-based company Rosemont Seneca Partners, open sources, in particular, the New York Times, is affiliated with Biden. payment for consultative services,”;http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3785536/posts
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“These days, the politician doesn’t take it themselves, but steers it to an adult child or a best friend.”
Don’t forget Ol Joes brothers, daughter and of course Hunter AND Joe’s wife...ALL of them got FLUSH with Ol Joe’s help.
You're right - Peter Schweitzer's a great patriot... His thesis also explains why so many of the crooks in DC want 'hands off' of the Biden/Hunter Biden scandal... it'll exposes hundreds of 'em to scrutiny.
And the only cure for this problem is term limits.
Liz some good info for you.
Thanks to mosesdapoet
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