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Shakedowns Make Money

Justin Paulette is stunned that the GOP is getting trounced by the Dems in fundraising. I’m less surprised. The Democrats not only run the government, they are shaking down “reforming” nearly every sector of the American economy. Business gives money when it sees its interests being threatened. And, in a variation of Battered Wife Syndrome, they tend to give more money to the people threatening their interests than to the folks who are at least rhetorically defending them. As a Republican lobbyist told the Huffington Post (first noted by Dan Foster), finding the solution to your problems is simple, it’s just paying the price that’s hard:

“Obtaining a carve-out isn’t rocket science,” said a Republican financial services lobbyist. “Just give Chairman Dodd [D-Conn.] and Chuck Schumer [D-N.Y.] a s***load of money.”


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