Money And Politics

At Salon, Paul Campos has a great riff on Hillary Clinton’s role in the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, well worth reading in its entirety, but I especially enjoyed the quotes he uses to rather forcefully make his point. To wit:

“That’s what they offered,” she explained on Wednesday, when asked why she accepted $675,000 from Goldman Sachs alone. That response carried an unfortunate echo of bank robber Willie Sutton’s explanation for why he robbed banks. “Because that’s where the money is,” he supposedly said. (This in turn brings to mind Bertolt Brecht’s remark that robbing a bank is nothing compared to founding one.)

And then he pulls out this great line from G.K. Chesterton:

“The rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man.”

I whole-heartedly concur.

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