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July 18, 2014

They grab and grub. They never leave. They never go home.

We live in a time when politicians relentlessly enrich themselves.
We are awed and horrified by the wealth they accumulate, by their use of connections, of money lines built on past and future power. It's an operation to them. They are worth hundreds of millions. They have houses so fancy the houses have names. They make speeches to banks and universities for a quarter-million dollars and call their fees contributions to their foundations. They are their foundations. They grab and grub. They never leave. They never go home. They don't have a "home": They were born in a place, found a launching pad, and shot themselves into glamour and wealth. They are operators—entitled, assuming. They "stand for the people." They stand for themselves.
Politics in the Modest Age - WSJ

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 18, 2014 6:58 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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My uncle Louie "Letsgo" Lozko raised bantam chickens. You can't become millionaire raising chickens, bantam or otherwise.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2014 9:21 AM

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