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The billionaires funding politics, ranked by size of donation in 2018


<b>The billionaires funding politics, ranked by size of donation in 2018</b>A small group of ultra-wealthy Americans pumps a lot of money into politics.
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The American democracy is drowning in money. Only in the United States money is speech and corporations are humans. The American wealthiest are engaging in stealth politics, quietly advancing unpopular, inequality-exacerbating, highly conservative policies. Brothers Charles and David Koch are mega-donors to ultra-conservative causes.  The political and economic power of the top richest people in America has become a sudden flash point in the 2020 presidential election, as the nation's billionaires ferociously push back against calls by liberal politicians to vastly reduce their fortunes and influence in politics. American billionaires are scared of a White House controlled by populist Democrats. Forces of wealth and privilege are outraged that they have to face not one, but two progressive candidates. Young voters and millennials are increasingly expressing their support for Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's progressive policies. This demographic group may decide the outcome of the election. The presidential race is turning into a class warfare: Billionaires vs the rest of other Americans whose ideals and hopes are being strongly expressed by progressive liberals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-11-10 at 16:08

The billionaire class is worried. For the first time in memory, there’s a real chance that the next president could threaten the very existence of billionaires -- or at least significantly reduce their unconscionable rate of wealth accumulation -- in a country and on a planet with so much human misery due to extreme economic disparities.

Class warfare: Billionaires vs. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren


Forces of wealth and privilege are outraged that they have to face not one, but two progressive candidates.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-11-10 at 15:49

What Bernie Sanders wants Americans to understant is that tthe top percenters' wealth doesn't trickle down. Instead they constantly accumulate more money while the rest's nest egg keeps shrinking. If you taxed the top 15 at 2% of their wealth, you could give everyone in poverty $30k. That's just the top 15 and there are nearly 600 individual billionaires. The top literally gets to the top by grifting off the labor of millions. Their talents are primarily having access to seed money and an unwavering conviction towards profit above people. The fact the billionaires exist is proof trickle down doesn't work. Anyone who wants to understand how billionaires build their wealth should watch The Founder, a drama about Ray Kroc, the man who made McDonalds into an empire. It explains how someone becomes a billionaire and shows all the unethical behavior and outright thievery it takes, but doesn't get bogged down in technical gobbledygook. When Kroc steals a genius idea and profits from it at the expense of the person who came up with it, it's plain to see.

Class warfare: Billionaires vs. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren : politics


A relative handful of greedy money hoarders are dictating policy and running this country into the ground.
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Cathy Vikulchik 2019-11-10 at 05:25

The news this month that members of Congress worked with the drug lobby to push through a bill that helped fuel the opioid epidemic and put American lives at risk was a prime example of what's wrong with Washington.

Money in Politics is Corrupting American Democracy


Your vote is more important than ever in fighting back big money undermining the political process.
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