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Bernie Sanders: DeVos $200 Million to GOP

Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Devos Contribution Equals Confirmation Math

Steve Sack
The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bernie Sanders Money Quote saying Trump Education Department pick DeVos has donated a couple of hundred million dollars to Republican Party and appears to have gotten her money’s worth. Bernie Sanders said:
 
Betsy DeVos, if you had not given $200 million to the Republican Party do you think you would be nominated to lead the Education Department? Quote
 

“Betsy DeVos, if you had not given $200 million to the Republican Party do you think you would be nominated to lead the Education Department?” — Bernie Sanders

 

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Betsy DeVos: Expect Return on Investment

Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Devos Contribution Equals Confirmation Math

Steve Sack
The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Betsy DeVos Money Quote saying Her family is the biggest donor to the Republican National Committee and she wants, and definitely got – influence in return for that financial investment. Betsy DeVos said:
 
My family is the largest single contributor of soft money to the national Republican party. I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now, I simply concede the point. We expect a return on our investment Quote
 

“My family is the largest single contributor of soft money to the national Republican party. I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now, I simply concede the point. We expect a return on our investment” — Betsy DeVos

 

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In this quote, Betsy DeVos is openly acknowledging her family’s significant financial contributions to the Republican party through “soft moneydonations. However, she goes further by directly stating that they “expect a return on our investment” through these political donations.

DeVos appears to be brazenly confirming that her family sees these donations as a way to gain political influence and favors, rather than simply supporting a cause they believe in.

The quote suggests DeVos no longer finds it objectionable when people accuse her of “buying influence” and has decided to frankly admit that is indeed her family’s goal and expectation in return for making large political donations according to this interpretation.

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