GET TO KNOW YOUR FREELOADERS: The Fanjul Brothers

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    A Sweet Deal for Big Sugar's Daddies - US News and World Report
     
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    So in short, these guys get subsidies for their sugar to the tune of 65 MILLION. Instead of the price for sugar being around 7-9 cents which is the case worldwide Americans pay 3 times more costing US 1.9 BILLION cause sugar goes in everything right?

    They're able to do that because they donate heavily to both parties in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    To put it plain. They walk in throw money on the table (donations) for a favor (kickback). Later they come back and that favor is costing 60 times more than the money they gave. Then they flip over the table, piss on the rug (the everglades) then leave...

    Until next time..
     
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    Get rid of all subsidies, entitlements and tax breaks.

    That includes everyone and every company.

    End of problem.
     
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    Don't leave out GE who made a $40 million profit and paid no taxes on it> THEY call it a tax loop.
     
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    Don't leave out GE who made a $40 million profit and paid no taxes on it> THEY call it a tax loop.
     
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    When it comes to freeloaders...

    Let us not forget Wall Street banks responsible for looting roughly $17 trillion (in the US) "in wages, savings and retirement benefits from ordinary citizens."

    "The 10 major banks, which control 60 percent of the economy, determine how our legislative bills are written, how our courts rule, how we frame our public debates on the airwaves, who is elected to office and how we are governed.

    "The phrase consent of the governed has been turned by our two major political parties into a cruel joke.

    "There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs.

    "And the faster these banks and huge corporations are broken up and regulated the sooner we will become free."

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    This is what comes of a system of campagin financing that encourages bribery, folks.

    We can spend all day pointing out where the GOP or DNC accepts bribes like these.

    And if you're a particularly stupid partisan you'll keep thinking that one party is the problem.

    The problem is that there really only is ONE PARTY.

    The insiders' party.


    And the agenda of the inisders' party is NOT a strong vibrant America.

    It's weak national governments and strong international corporations calling the shots.

    LOOK at the policies and outcomes of same and tell me how you guys are still failing to recognize this.

    Its so clear to me, and I don't think myself especially insightful.

    It's obvious folks, what the long range plan is.
     
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    "After all, over the last three decades the policies crafted in Washington have led to the most massive upward redistribution in the history of the world. The richest 1 percent of the population has seen is share of national income increase by close to 10 percentage points. This comes to $1.5 trillion a year, or as Representative Ryan might say, $90 trillion over the next 75 years.

    "That's almost $300,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

    "This upward redistribution creates the real possibility that many of our children will be poorer than we are. If Representative Ryan and his followers really cared about future generations, then we might expect him to push for policies that reverse some of this upward redistribution."

    It's Time for Representative Ryan to Man Up | Truthout

    Paul Ryan serves as Dean Baker's punching bag in this article, but virtually every Democrat currently "serving" in congress presents the same threat to future generations of Americans.
     
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    I agree both parties are taking advantage of the big money in politics. What makes the Fanjuls different is each brother donate exclusively to both political parties. These two guys are able to donate sooo much that the want / needs of the people are pushed aside to pay them back.

    In fact, the immigration of Haitians to America was for the sole purpose of providing the Fanjuls with cheap labor. Paying the workers sometime 20-30 dollars for a entire days work.
     

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