The Payoffs Begin

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Vel, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Vel
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    I bet you can find all of Obama's new appointees on his donor list. What new failing businesses will we taxpayers invest in this time?
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    Report: Google and Facebook competing for an Obama cabinet slot

    November 8, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Obama plans to reshuffle his cabinet, the job of running the Treasury Department could fall to Google’s old CEO, Eric Schmidt, or Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.

    White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is the favorite to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, but Obama aide Pete Rouse is looking for “a Fortune 500 CEO” to work under the president who embraced Occupy Wall Street.

    Schmidt, whom Obama installed on his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, was reportedly at the Obama campaign headquarters when the president visited his staff on election day. And Google employees combined to form the third-highest source of campaign donations to the president.
    Report: Google and Facebook competing for an Obama cabinet slot | WashingtonExaminer.com
     
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    I'm old enough to remember when this was a thing.

    Ah, memories.
     
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    Do you think that Nixon's appointees bought their jobs too? Why, maybe he really was a crook.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Personally I think the USA lost out when it gave up the PATRONAGE SYSTEM.

    I know that flies in the face of what you've probably heard about patronage and political corruption.

    But let me ask you...does anyone here think our current system is NOT corrupt?

    The ONLY difference that I can see is now the only PATRONAGE jobs given out are to the very highest positions in government.


    I think this nation might benefit if we went back to a time when patronage meant that rank and file partisans benefitted, too.

    Right now the POLS win, they thank you and then GOOD LUCK citizen you're on your own.
     
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    RoadVirus <insert pithy title here>

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    Jobs for donors....that would be a break from his 2008 campaign promise.
     
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    Neotrotsky Council to Supreme Soviet

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    Fear not comrade

    Papa Obama understands how to use power

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