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Trump rewards one of his big donors with Cabinet position.

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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

In regard to your con explanation, I fail to see how anyone who is selected for a cabinet position could be anything but an elite. Whether it be before or after.

To answer your question (I know, not directed at me), YES!!




posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:10 AM
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originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: imjack
So she built a small business into a mega-million dollar empire? And you have a problem with that because it's WWE and not GE?

And find me a company that doesn't use all tax credits available to them (isn't that why they are there?)



She didn't build it, she inherited it from her husband who inherited it from his father, and she isn't the primary contributor or creator of the business. She worked with Merchandise mostly. The company literally laid many people off during these tax credits and they've filed bankruptcy(They used this tax money to create the business too). It's a typical Trump level responsibility choice. 0 with experience.

Gotta love how Bankruptcy = negation of taxes. Such smart people claiming bankruptcy.
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:11 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: imjack

Now I'm a troll? I love it when the ad homs fly. You might as well just say "yes, I concede and have no point. You win"

I'll take it.

Oh, I know you weren't talking to me but it is an open forum




The comment above is worthless.

The comment above this comment is also worthless.

Good thing this is an open forum with free speech.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: imjack

en.wikipedia.org...

By 1979 Vince decided to start his own wrestling company. He purchased the Cape Cod Coliseum in Massachusetts and founded Titan Sports, Inc. in 1980. The McMahons held small hockey and other sporting events in addition to wrestling at the Cape Cod Coliseum. At one point, Linda cooked meatball sandwiches to feed the fans at these sporting events.[24] As the company grew, Linda assisted Vince with administration and used her knowledge of intellectual property law to assist in trademark protection for the company. During much of those early years, she personally had little interest in professional wrestling.[25]

In 1982, Vince McMahon purchased Capitol Wrestling, better known as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), from his father. This made Vince the owner of a large regional wrestling company, well-established in the Northeast. He later expanded his market by airing WWF shows on national television. In 1983 the McMahons moved to Greenwich, Connecticut; the couple has six grandchildren.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

It's all the same dog and pony show to me. Not sure it's as clear to some others who appear to have fallen for it all.


Pigs at the trough and so forth. None of them young enough to see the consequences of their actions and wanting as much money and power ASAP. As ever, time will tell.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:16 AM
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Obama did it. Clinton was set to do the same. In fact , I would say this has happened in every single Presidential election
As a matter of fact , didnt Carter appoint his brother Billy for one office or the other ?
So , now , whats your point ?
None - Just afraid of Trump post. Reach, reach reach



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:17 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

It will be interesting to see unfold. It is looking like paving the new on ramp to a political highway as opposed to rebuilding it.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Definitely. There's that saying about America sneezing and the world catches a cold. If Trump kickstarts the US economy and puts a tiny dent in your national debt, it'll lift other economies too. I can hope and humble pie is something I can stand


On the other hand, isn't it a systemic problem and boom and bust is the pattern? In that way we can change the instruments, but we're always playing the exact same tune.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

I don't disagree. I want to be hopeful, I want to see positive change. To reiterate your usage of the phrase, "more hogs to the trough."


ETA: Hopefully, he is a larger and longer vision than I do regarding our country. That's where the hope comes in.

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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 03:29 AM
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originally posted by: muse7
Pay to play anyone?



President-elect Donald Trump has picked Linda McMahon, a former professional wrestling executive and former Republican contender for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seats, to lead the Small Business Administration.

“Linda is going to be a phenomenal leader and champion for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country," Trump said in a statement announcing the choice on Wednesday.


Politico

How much did McMahon donate to Trump?



Linda McMahon, co-founder of the professional wrestling franchise WWE and a former Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut, infused a super PAC supporting Donald Trump with $6 million in August and September, new campaign finance filings show.




McMahon's support for the super PAC marks the second occasion in which she has stepped up with major financial support for Trump. Between 2007 and 2009, she and her husband Vince gave $5 million to Trump's charitable foundation.


Washington Post.

Let's see how the facts and the truth are bent this time.



Facts:

She's a strong successful business woman.

She's not a Washington insider, so not part of the swamp.

Trumps picks are more notable for the LACK of cronieism.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 03:51 AM
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a reply to: muse7
Donald Trump is known for having key people in the right positions,this is a buisness woman,just because she is a woman and the buisness she is in is in entertainment,shouldn't diminish any buisness skills she has aquired,I think she is an excellent choice,talk about adversity over come,I have dealt with some over the years in buisness,just because they wear an occasional dress and are good looking,that is your problem



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 03:57 AM
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haha, "drain the swamp"!

More like "we build the BIGGEST swamp EVAR!"

You guys and girls are adorable when you try to defend the billionaire oligarchist-in-training.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: muse7

in addition:

including a newly disclosed $1 million donation just weeks before the election.




Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, made the $1 million donation to a super PAC funded by the Ricketts family and casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson in early October, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission late Thursday.


The total is now 7 million, making her one of the largest financial donors to Trump.

CNN

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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 06:44 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: muse7
/yawn


Hillary Clinton placed dozens of her donors on State Department advisory boards between 2009 and 2012, federal records show.

The former secretary of state's agency appointed 194 donors who had given either to her family's foundation, her political campaigns, or both, or were affiliated with groups that had.

www.washingtonexaminer.com...

Looks like it's common practice.

ETA: More examples.
www.foxnews.com...
greenshadowcabinet.us...


But 7 million over August, September and October just before the election????? NO



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: muse7
Donald Trump is known for having key people in the right positions,this is a buisness woman,just because she is a woman and the buisness she is in is in entertainment,shouldn't diminish any buisness skills she has aquired,I think she is an excellent choice,talk about adversity over come,I have dealt with some over the years in buisness,just because they wear an occasional dress and are good looking,that is your problem


Trump is known for that from a TV show. His kids run his foundation (badly) and I know little about his real employees.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: reldra
Again, I will ask you what I asked Jack.

Show me how she is NOT qualified for this position.

Otherwise this is just more Anti-Trump BS with no basis in reality. Are we going to play these games for the next four years!?!




posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: reldra

Hmm 7 mil from Soros.
Here, have a peek.
www.nytimes.com...

Ack, that link is a little old. Try this.
www.ibtimes.com...
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: imjack

originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: imjack
So she built a small business into a mega-million dollar empire? And you have a problem with that because it's WWE and not GE?

And find me a company that doesn't use all tax credits available to them (isn't that why they are there?)



She didn't build it, she inherited it from her husband who inherited it from his father, and she isn't the primary contributor or creator of the business. She worked with Merchandise mostly. The company literally laid many people off during these tax credits and they've filed bankruptcy(They used this tax money to create the business too). It's a typical Trump level responsibility choice. 0 with experience.

Gotta love how Bankruptcy = negation of taxes. Such smart people claiming bankruptcy.


You didnt build that business. Obama said that didnt he? And sound slike you are jealous of not being a one percenter as well.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: muse7

Pay to play anyone?

Let's see how the facts and the truth are bent this time.


Hopefully you understand that, just because you infer something from what you posted doesn't mean that it is the way that it is.

Has it possibly occurred to you that maybe she donated because she believes in his cause and has similar ideologies, and that Trump chose her because she was part of building a massive business franchise and most likely knows what she's talking about when it comes to business and will do a fine job running the SBA?

I'm not at all claiming that this isn't pay-to-play, but I'm am asserting that there are other possibilities, the one I mention being just one. Just because you have already made up your mind doesn't mean that it's the only scenario, and that any other one is just bent truth or facts.

This is a common thing, and it's not always a pay-to-play relationship.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: muse7

How does it feel?




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