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Are Secret Donors actually running our country at this moment?

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posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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When it comes to the US being apparently ungovernable, one must ask a question of what factors brought us to this juncture. And in doing so, it's impossible to avoid special interests. That in itself is nothing new but in recent years we see a new an ominous angle to it: it's secret special interests.

As a summary, let's take a look at this NYT piece

According to tax records unearthed by Bloomberg News, the health insurance lobby secretly gave $86.2 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2009 to try to prevent the health care bill from becoming law. The huge contribution — 40 percent of the chamber’s spending for that year — allowed the group to run ads against the bill without tainting the insurance industry, which was negotiating with Democrats on the bill at the same time.


So part of this anti-helathcare bill madness that permeated the society at large and ATS alike is the result of blatant propaganda paid for by the big earners in the healthcare racket -- anonymously.


Several news reports, including one by NBC News, have asserted that a substantial portion of the $16 million in undisclosed donations to Crossroads GPS came from Wall Street, specifically a small and very wealthy group of hedge fund and private-equity fund operators. Those stock traders, along with many others in real estate partnerships, were furious in May when the House passed a bill that would tax their compensation at ordinary income levels as high as 39 percent, rather than the much lower capital gains rate.


Connect the dots...


Of course the public does not know for certain that hedge funds were among the secret donors, which is precisely why donors must take responsibility for their political actions. If it were clear who was giving to which lawmakers, we’d have a rough form of accountability.

Those who set up and financed this secret system don’t want voters to know that information. And many of them are still blocking the legislation that could end it — the Disclose Act, which would prohibit secret political contributions. It will also be interesting to see which of the new lawmakers vote against that bill.


I frankly do see tidbits like that as pointing at the direction that indeed, the nation has become a hostage to powerful and faceless group of people who have the money to spend to bend public opinion in a shape most conducive to lining their pockets. At the same time, the nation is going to hell in a handbasket.



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posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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The very scary thing about this is that most of these companies are multi-national, meaning they have no allegiance to one country.

People like to talk about the NWO and such, well, this is it. It is the takeover of governments by multi-national corporations. Once these companies have their claws in government, it ceases to be a government.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
The very scary thing about this is that most of these companies are multi-national, meaning they have no allegiance to one country.


It's a good point, although if these were 100% US-based, they'd still only have allegiance to the bottom line, or the politically correct term "shareholder value".

It's like a computer (or real) virus that doesn't care about the host, just about its own perpetuation.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by buddhasystem

Originally posted by captaintyinknots
The very scary thing about this is that most of these companies are multi-national, meaning they have no allegiance to one country.


It's a good point, although if these were 100% US-based, they'd still only have allegiance to the bottom line, or the politically correct term "shareholder value".

It's like a computer (or real) virus that doesn't care about the host, just about its own perpetuation.


I totally agree with you 100%, it matters not where they are from, the intermingling of corporations and government is the very DEFINITION of fascism.

I truly believe, though, that this is the NWO scenario playing out right in front of everyones eyes while they sit and look for the guys carrying the sing that says 'we are the NWO, we are here to rule the world'.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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I am surprised that anyone could be surprised that big Corporations are part of the private group which is running this country.

Just from observing which bills are passed and which aren't it is plain as day that the primary concern of all is the Corporations and their profits. The well being of the tax payer who funds it all is last on the list.

The airport scanner/pat down fiasco is one of the more recent examples of this. The false flag underpants bomber incident led to, just a few days later, a decision about the new scanners, which Chertoff, ex head of HS with lots of connections just happens to propose and just happens to be the rep for the company who makes them.

It's corruption, within corruption, within corruption.

This is the old way of doing things....it has to shrivel and disappear and be replaced.



posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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What upsets me about the article, is that they only delve into the Republican side, and ignore the Democratic--as if this isn't the biggest bipartisan problem in American politics.



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