The Democratic Party’s biggest Donors are hard at work lobbying for Republican policies. Ring of Fire’s Josh Gay discusses the defection in this video.
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Great news everyone! – Some of the biggest players for Democratic fundraising from the November 2016 campaign are back in Washington – working to make their voices heard on key legislation.
Some of Hillary Clinton’s best fundraisers – some of whom raised hundreds of thousands of dollars have turned themselves into prominent lobbyists in Washington and they have wasted NO time going after the Republican agenda… by…. Ummm… wait… they are supporting the Republican agenda?
That’s right – the elites of the left are essentially the same elites on the right. According to a report from The Intercept last week – have gone to work lobbying on behalf of companies like AT&T, New York Life, and UnitedHealth.
People like Steve Elmendorf, who raised $341,000 for Hillary’s campaign, and Heather Podesta, who brought in $407,000 are working to undo the Obama administration’s rule that required financial planners to act in their client’s best interests – instead of simply working for profits.
Elmendorf is also working to help UnitedHeath undo key portions of the Affordable Care Act.
Several other prominent fundraisers are working to fight net neutrality practices. And of course – we already know the Democratic Party’s love affair with GoldmanSachs.
But, perhaps the worst of the defections are donors that are now throwing extreme amounts of money into the McCain Institute – yes John McCain’s foundation. People like the Rothschilds, the company Teneo, and yes – even George Soros are funding McCain now, after being major Clinton donors.
Look, I’m not saying this to rail on Hillary or her campaign. But, if you think for one minute that there is a significant difference between corporate democrats and corporate republicans, then you are sorely mistaken.
Trump ran and won preying on America’s fears of their corporate overlords. Think about that, people are so afraid of the corporately-owned government that they elected a billionaire that simply gave even MORE of the government to corporate interests.
But that’s the point – even when we think we are fighting against the things ruining our country, we are simply perpetuating them. Most, not all, but most of our elected officials don’t give a damn about what is best for you, the American people. Sure, they will raise hell in front of the cameras and vote fiercely on party-line bills. But ultimately, we are the ones getting screwed.
We have completely lost control of our government. Democrat or Republican, they are fighting to protect the rights of special interest groups, not the populous. They fight to protect banks, defense contractors, chemical companies, and insurance companies.
Sure, the two sides will put up an argument saying they are going to make a difference. They’ll talk about better healthcare or tax reforms, but the whole while – what we end up with is a watered-down solution that really doesn’t change much, meanwhile the rich get richer and we are left with the burden.
That’s the real problem – if we lived in an alternate universe, where Hillary would have won the Presidency, we could still be looking at Net Neutrality vanishing, the ACA being neutered, and big banks being deregulated. The only difference is that Clinton would have surrounded her policy moves with popular left-leaning speech. Trump and Clinton are the same entrée – the only difference is the side dishes.
But, this is it – corporate politicians, the American people are starting to see behind the curtain. We can only hope that we are able to enact change swiftly – before more damage is done.