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Can Bloomberg Buy the Election for $12 Billion? If So, He Can Write the Check Today

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That deal-making elitism led to the financial crisis of 2008. Its adoption by Obama cost the Democrats the House, the Senate, the presidency, and 1,000 state seats. If you want to go back to that, Mike's your guy. After all, backroom decision-making about the fates of others is what his cohort does.

Forbes notes that Bloomberg "pledged $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University, his undergraduate alma mater, adding to $1.5 billion he had already given the school."

That's generous, I suppose. But we need to remember that Bloomberg isn't just spending his own money. Assuming he takes the usual tax advantages that come with such gifts, he could also be spending a billion dollars or more of the people's money. Democracy lovers should ask themselves: Why should these decisions be made by an individual, and not by society as a whole?

Bloomberg's wealth is the product of a long chain of policy decisions, in areas that include taxation, monopoly power, and the use of publicly-funded technologies and networks by private enterprise. His extreme wealth reflects policy failures all down the line. It is we, not he, who pay the price: in loss of democracy, in loss of economic rights, and in a future that may well be for sale to the likes of Michael Bloomberg.

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The Deep State (aka The Group)is reeling badly as their primary picks for 2020, Harris, Biden, and Booker are fading faster than a snowman in a rainstorm. They are attempting to prop up Warren, but "I have a plan" Liz is proving the more the people know of her the less they like her, so next in line to carry the banner for the Deep State is Mayor Pete who has already proved he takes orders from those who pay his way. They are propping him up in those polls that get the responses from 200-300 people, where a mere 10 people could reveal a double-digit backing. If one doesn't show favorably it simply isn't mentioned.

With all of their choices and the negative reaction, Hillary received when attempting to smear Tulsi Gabbard that leave nobody the Deep State can count on in 2020 so enter Michael Bloomberg who is actually a member of the Group sitting at the head of the Deep State.

The Deep State cannot go into the 2020 presidential election without representation. They have been represented in every presidential election since 1980 when George HW Bush was on the ticket as Vice President, in 1992 both Bush and Clinton were members of the Group, in 2000 Bush (whose daddy was a member) and Gore both represented Deep State interests, in 2008 Obama was not a member but had been vetted and proved to follow their orders by maintaining their agenda. The Group arranged to give him credibility from the start by giving him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Then along came Trump in 2016 and he actually won on the issue of "draining the swamp". The Deep State does not want to be left out in 2020 and with the cast of candidates present to date it appears they may be. Don't be surprised to see the embodiment of corruption, Hillary, make a strong play in the second ballot at the convention where she will have the arsenal of those bought and paid for superdelegates.

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Politicians are training wheels for voters who ride a bike. Politicians come and go, but are less fun than a flat tire. Politicians seek to control you, your thoughts and future. Political systems are profit centers for corporations. Wars take too long and cost too much, due to politics. Show me a politician who rides a bike to work in the rain. In the end, corporations die from addiction to endless war. In the Beginning, God forgot to make corporations. Now you know why. Elect yourself. Defend yourself and feel great.

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