Republicans are all in shock that a druggy kicked out of the Navy (Hunter Biden), with no other discernible skills, was somehow able to turn that into making billion dollar deals with China and Ukraine! Spare me the indignation. He parlayed his dad’s position as Vice President and point man on Ukrainian affairs, and China, to make billions. That’s how you guy’s in Congress have done everyday for a hundred years! Don’t be all, “Shocked! Shocked!” now, it doesn’t become you.
I’ve come to the conclusion the American people really don’t get it. The crooks in Congress are sophisticated thieves. They’re not taking bags of cash at the foot of the Jefferson Memorial from lobbyists at midnight. They have more refined methods of graft than that. And since they write the laws, its all perfectly legal. Let’s take a look at the 4 biggies, FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google).
I only made it through Facebook and Apple and found 2 politically connected; Al Gore (No!) and Erskine Bowles. That’s how payoffs work. There are thousands of companies across the land employing spouses and adult children of Congressmen to the detriment of free enterprise. This is Corporatism.
“Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse. 7 have been arrested for fraud. 19 have been accused of writing bad checks. 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses. 3 have been arrested for assault. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting. 21 are current defendants in law suits. 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? It’s the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.”
— Jack Sharp
Capitol Hill Blue editor