Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats | gadflyonthewallblog

Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats | gadflyonthewallblog:

Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

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This election cycle we have witnessed a subtle change to our political landscape – and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking about.
It’s not that Republicans have gained control of a large chunk of our government. It’s not that racists, anti-feminists and xenophobes have been emboldened by their Presidential pick winning the highest office in the land. It’s not even that the Democrats have been exposed as weak, blind and cheaply bought.
Well, it’s not just those things.
There’s something deeper and even more unprecedented going on here.
It used to be that the wealthy bribed politicians to do their bidding. Now the wealthy are becoming the politicians.
I don’t mean just millionaires. They’ve always been willing to fill an elected office. I mean the mega-rich. I mean billionaires. The Crassuses, The Midases, the Astors, The Rockefellers.
Sure, many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have always used their offices to enrich themselves. They enter the houses of government as moderately middle class but leave with pockets bursting and the opportunity to snag even more riches in the future as corporate lobbyists for the industries they were supposed to be regulating.
But now people aren’t making their fortunes in Washington. They’re entering the Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats | gadflyonthewallblog:
 
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