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No voter who wants his vote to matter would have money in control of politics, but we all know that money controls politicians and sways their law-making. Everyone complains of “money as speech” but can’t free our government from billionaires and corporations.

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Scott Santens: Congress Serves Funders

Posted by admin on Monday, July 10, 2017

Scott Santens Money Quote saying the proposed American Health Care Act rewards those who fund campaigns, at the expense of those who need health care the most, those on medicaid and with pre-existing conditions. Scott Santens said:

If it wasn’t already clear, the AHCA makes it crystal clear that Congress no longer represents voters. It represents who pays for elections
— Scott Santens

S. Alice Callahan: World Rulers Power

Posted by admin on Thursday, June 29, 2017

S. Alice Callahan Money Quote saying nobody can claim that those who rule are immune to the power of money. S. Alice Callahan said:

Who can declare that money is not a power which rulers of the world cannot withstand?
— S. Alice Callahan

Dick Bove: Unregulated Bank Regulator

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dick Bove Money Quote saying that Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (CFPB) can’t be controlled by Trump or any bank. Dick Bove said:

The fear among bankers is that there’s this guy out there, and he can do whatever he wants, and nobody can stop him, I would be afraid too if I were a bank
— Dick Bove

Donald Trump: Want Poor in Cabinet?

Posted by admin on Monday, June 26, 2017

Donald Trump Money Quote saying he believes that rich bankers from Goldman Sachs will do a better job on his cabinet than someone who doesn’t have success making money in business. Donald Trump said:

I love all people – rich or poor — but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it – but I like it better this way
— Donald Trump

Estimated Net Worth of Trump Cabinet Appointees

  • Mike Pence $800,000 Government
  • Alex Acosta $1,300,000 Lawyer
  • Ryan Zinke $1,900,000 Rental Property
  • Sonny Perdue $2,000,000 Trucking
  • Rick Perry $2,000,000 Oil
  • John Kelly $5,000,000 Government
  • Jeff Sessions $6,000,000 Real Estate
  • James Mattis $7,000,000 Military
  • Tom Price $10,000,000 Medicine
  • David Shulkin $17,000,000 Medicine
  • Elaine Chao $22,000,000 Inheritance
  • Ben Carson $22,000,000 Medicine
  • Rex Tillerson $300,000,000 Oil
  • Stephen Mnuchin $385,000,000 Goldman Sachs
  • Betsy DeVos $1,000,000,000 Inheritance
  • Wilbur Ross $2,500,000,000 Finance

Stephen Breyer: Money Calls the Tune

Posted by admin on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stephen Breyer Money Quote saying in his desent to McCutcheon v. Fed. Election Commission that nothing can be heard from voters if corporations and the wealthy speak louder with their political music of money. Stephen Breyer said:

Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard. Insofar as corruption cuts the link between political thought and political action, a free marketplace of political ideas loses its point
— Stephen Breyer

Ted Deutch: Wealthy Speech Isn’t Free

Posted by admin on Friday, June 23, 2017

Ted Deutch Money Quote saying Citizens United Supreme Court decision allows wealthy and corporations to amplify their speech and makes speech unequal for citizens – so it must be overturned. Ted Deutch said:

Free speech isn’t free if only the wealthy can afford it
– Ted Deutch

Masha Gessen: Militant Incompetence

Posted by admin on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Masha Gessen Money Quote saying autocratic tendencies can be two sides of a bad penny because simple minds are accepting of forceful incompetence expressed by Trump. Masha Gessen said:

It is Mr. Trump’s insistence on simplicity that makes him want to rule like an autocrat. Militant incompetence and autocracy are not in opposition: They are two sides of a coin
— Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen: Rich, Poor Powerless

Posted by admin on Friday, June 16, 2017

Masha Gessen Money Quote saying in her book ‘The Man Without a Face’ about Vladimir Putin that capitalism has duality of experience, both rich and poor. Masha Gessen said:

It turned out that capitalism alone could make people not only rich and happy but also poor, hungry, miserable, and powerless
— Masha Gessen

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