Just in case anyone was wondering how a relatively few individuals on Wall Street could almost single-handedly bankrupt the country and not a single person went to jail for any of the massive financial frauds that have come to light (we bailed them out instead) wonder no more as the good folks over at Zero Hedge compare and contrast campaign finance reports of Harry Reid with John Boehner pointing out both men are owned by corporate interests lock stock and barrel.
Now before the oil spill the politicians that were owned by big oil locally could be pretty open about that fact as Mary Landrieu’s career campaign finance reports indicate. I strongly suspect sight unseen Bobby Jindal got a bunch of oil and gas ca$h too as he got lots as a congressman. After the spill it just wouldn’t look so good for any politician that was excoriating BP to take campaign ca$h from them but it seems as if there is always willing middle man to spread the wealth and into our narrative enter Magnum JD, his partner and their nonrefundable $1.115 million dollar contract with BP to provide advice on how to deal with state officials. Let’s follow the money and take a looksie at a partial list of the fundraisers ol’ Mags held around that time period:
- Bobby Jindal – shortly before and after signing the contract with BP @ $1,000/person.
- Mary Landrieu from $2,400 down shortly after.
- Billy Nungesser – shortly before @ $1,000/person.
- Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell who was sighted with Magnum and Bull Durham shaking down BP with those useless machines Bull was peddling.
The bottom line here IMHO for you partisan political freaks is your politicians routinely sell you folks out in favor of the highest bidder. IMHO we need look no further to understand why most everyone’s standard of living has eroded significantly over the past 10 years while the wealth of the nation concentrates into the hands of fewer and fewer people.
Listen, I’m a politician which means I’m a cheat and a liar, and when I’m not kissing babies I’m stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open.