posted on May, 15 2015 @ 08:11 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit
Most aren't rich UNTIL they get to Washington.
Lobbyist money in the form of "legitiment" jobs for family members and the like.
While in office, you can insider trade on the stock market and make decisions that positively impact your bottom line.
Then the REAL payout is after office in the form of Lobbyist kickbacks, speaking fees, books nobody wants to read, lobbyist positions, think tanks,
contributor, adviser, etc.
Former Speaker of the House Tom Daschle example:
Defeated for re-election in 2004, he took a position as a policy advisor with a lobbying firm, and also became a senior fellow at the Center for
American Progress. He co-authored a book advocating universal health care.
Daschle was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, and was offered the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and
Human Services after the 2008 election. He was President Obama's nominee to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the
Cabinet, but withdrew his name on February 3, 2009, amid a growing controversy over his failure to accurately report and pay income taxes. He is
currently working for The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, a large law firm and lobbying group.
Thus, the plutocrats continue buying government by picking up ex-members of Congress like so many players in fantasy baseball, using them to
keep smashing up what’s left of both democracy and a middle class nurtured by organized labor and decent wages. “The corporate campaign created a
political consensus that churns out business-friendly policies no matter which party is in power,”
edit on 15-5-2015 by infolurker because: (no reason given)