Thursday, October 03, 2013

Business and the GOP

The Chamber of Commerce hates the shutdown. Last year they gave 33 million dollars to GOP electioneering, and less than 1% of that amount to Democrats. So why don't they have any influence with the Republicans? Consider this: Between them the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson gave or raised about ten times that amount for conservative candidates.

The power of the rest of the 1% is being crushed by that of the 0.001%.

And that, folks, is how an oligarchy takes shape.