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    Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/10/us...T.nav=top-news

    So let’s not hear any more about Warren Buffet:

    As Mr. Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, Mr. Braman has emerged as a remarkable and unique patron. He has bankrolled Mr. Rubio’s campaigns. He has financed Mr. Rubio’s legislative agenda. And, at the same time, he has subsidized Mr. Rubio’s personal finances, as the rising politician and his wife grappled with heavy debt and big swings in their income.

    Now, with Mr. Rubio vaulting ahead of much of the Republican presidential field, Mr. Braman is poised to play an even larger part and become Mr. Rubio’s single biggest campaign donor, with an expected outlay of approximately $10 million for the senator’s pursuit of the White House.

    [u]The money has flowed both ways. Mr. Rubio has steered taxpayer funds to Mr. Braman’s favored causes[/i], successfully pushing for an $80 million state grant to finance a genomics center at a private university and securing $5 million for cancer research at a Miami institute for which Mr. Braman is a major donor.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
    True enough, but the partisan will go on to protect his own, and we'll only see more of the same.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
    This is just what happens all the time. Political favors are bought. The system is damned.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government
    This is a result of our allowing the costs of political campaigns to get as high as they have become.

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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
    No they shouldn't, it's not proven they broke any law.

    No ones who has broken no laws should be in prison.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    This is just what happens all the time. Political favors are bought. The system is damned.
    That may be the case, but one can't gripe about it now just with Rubio, this has been going on for decades now.

    It really is interesting to see hyper partisan ship on these things.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    This is a result of government's increased influence. If government wasn't so valuable to control, the costs would drop. But we still have those who want to use government as a club to push their own agenda.

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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
    False narrative.
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    Re: Billionaire Lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    This is the result of applying capitalism to government. When personal wealth is more powerful than government, it can buy government. Our government is for sale and this needs to be stopped. This kind of corruption cannot be tolerated. Both these men should be in prison.
    You got it, and when the two combine into a national agenda and foreign policy - that's fascism. So this article is yet another reason not to vote for right-wing candidates.
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