Politicians from Both Sides of the Aisle: Corruption Has Destroyed America

Pervasive corruption in modern America has been thoroughly documented.

There are some very juicy quotes from high-level insiders about corruption in the USA.

Jon Schwarz has rounded up a good collection of recent quotes on corruption from both sides of the aisle:

• “Now [the United States is] just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president. And the same thing applies to governors and U.S. senators and congressmembers. … So now we’ve just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors …” — Jimmy Carter, former president, in 2015.

• “You have to go where the money is. Now where the money is, there’s almost always implicitly some string attached. … It’s awful hard to take a whole lot of money from a group you know has a particular position then you conclude they’re wrong [and] vote no.” — Vice President Joe Biden in 2015.

• “Lobbyists and career politicians today make up what I call the Washington Cartel. … [They] on a daily basis are conspiring against the American people. … [C]areer politicians’ ears and wallets are open to the highest bidder.” — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2015.

• “When you start to connect the actual access to money, and the access involves law enforcement officials, you have clearly crossed a line. What is going on is shocking, terrible.” – James E. Tierney, former attorney general of Maine, in 2014.

• “Allowing people and corporate interest groups and others to spend an unlimited amount of unidentified money has enabled certain individuals to swing any and all elections, whether they are congressional, federal, local, state … Unfortunately and rarely are these people having goals which are in line with those of the general public. History well shows that there is a very selfish game that’s going on and that our government has largely been put up for sale.” – John Dingell, 29-term Democratic congressman from Michigan, in 2014 just before he retired.

• “When some think tank comes up with the legislation and tells you not to fool with it, why are you even a legislator anymore? You just sit there and take votes and you’re kind of a feudal serf for folks with a lot of money.” — Dale Schultz, 32-year Republican state legislator in Wisconsin and former state Senate Majority Leader, in 2013 before retiring rather than face a primary challenger backed by Americans for Prosperity.

• “The alliance of money and the interests that it represents, the access that it affords to those who have it at the expense of those who don’t, the agenda that it changes or sets by virtue of its power is steadily silencing the voice of the vast majority of Americans … The truth requires that we call the corrosion of money in politics what it is – it is a form of corruption and it muzzles more Americans than it empowers, and it is an imbalance that the world has taught us can only sow the seeds of unrest.” – Secretary of State John Kerry, in 2013 farewell speech to the Senate.

• “I think it is because of the corrupt paradigm that has become Washington, D.C., whereby votes continually are bought rather than representatives voting the will of their constituents. … That’s the voice that’s been missing at the table in Washington, D.C. — the people’s voice has been missing.” — Michele Bachmann, four-term Republican congresswoman from Minnesota and founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, in 2011.

• “The banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.” – Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., in 2009.

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  • Yes, they have and they are not done yet. There will be something huge coming as this video report covers very well!

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    Why is the federal government distributing obscene amounts of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to police departments around the country? Why is the military using southwestern states as a staging ground for guerilla warfare drills (Jade Helm 15)? What exactly is the U.S. government preparing for? Whatever the answer, John W. Whitehead, in this week’s vodcast, warns of the pending day when our so-called “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is no longer answerable to “we the people.

    https://youtu.be/UGWLkg-tB5U

    Which Corporations Control the World?

    A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use? It’s a Small World at the Top: Banking Largest banks hold a total of $25.1 trillion

    1.) ICBC, China, $2.95 trillion in assets, over 18,000 outlets, 108 branches globally
    2.) HSBC holdings, UK, $2.68 trillion in assets, 6,600 offices in 80 countries, 55 million customers
    3.) Deutsche Bank, Germany, $2.6 trillion in assets, 2,963 branches, 70 countries, 46 million customers
    4.) Credit Agricole Group, France, $2.58 trillion in assets, 60 countries, over 21 million clients
    5.) BNP Paribas, France, $2.51 trillion in assets
    6.) Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Japan, $2.49 trillion in assets
    7.) Barclays PLC, United Kingdom, $2.41 trillion in assets
    8.) JPMorgan Chase & Co., U.S., $2.39 trillion in assets
    9.) China Construction Bank Corp., China, $2.36 trillion in assets
    10.) Japan Post Bank, Japan, $2.12 trillion in assets

    Enough to fund the federal U.S. government for over 7 years. Or roughly $3500 per person on earth.

    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/

    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Corps-Control-World_THUMB.jpg

  • Great article as this video presentation covers well.

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    ‘DANGEROUS’ Information! — Gav Seim talks about what law is in America and how to know when it’s being followed..

    https://youtu.be/7O8GT2w3aiE

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    therundownlive.com/the-pentagons-new-law-of-war-manual-is-chilling/