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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    24 Jun '16 10:32 / 1 edit
    The American business community was once a safe haven for the Republican party. Business leaders looked favorably on the GOP's small government and low taxes message. Now, an impressive list of some of Americas most powerful business leaders including several Republicans are now endorsing Hillary Clinton, as one exec said "Donald Trump has failed to put forth concrete and realistic policies to help the American people and grow the economy. Our president must care about the success of the country as a whole — not just himself," While Donald Trump fly's off to Scotland to reopen one of his golf courses, he seems oblivious to the fact that his poll numbers against Hillary are slowly sinking, as Hillary's campaign methodically gathers many of Trump's detractors to their side.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/23/current-and-former-business-leaders-endorse-clinton-call-trump-unqualified/

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-gop-business-leaders-are-backing-clinton-1466654976
  2. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    24 Jun '16 11:18
    Originally posted by bill718
    The American business community was once a safe haven for the Republican party. Business leaders looked favorably on the GOP's small government and low taxes message. Now, an impressive list of some of Americas most powerful business leaders including several Republicans are now endorsing Hillary Clinton, as one exec said "Donald Trump has failed to put fort ...[text shortened]... alified/

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-gop-business-leaders-are-backing-clinton-1466654976
    While “meritocracy” was a satirical term used by British socialist Michael Young to describe postwar oligarchies, overseers of the neoliberal order like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair celebrated it. Like Obama, Hillary Clinton is one of the meritocracy’s golden children. 8 Under meritocratic rule, American exceptionalism tells us that we do not need systems of social welfare because we are a nation uniquely capable of leveling all playing fields and creating equality of opportunity for an astounding array of people of all races, sexualities, and, more recently, all gender identifications. American institutions are meant to reward intelligence and hard work and punish stupidity and idleness. That the Clintons are building dynastic forms of power and wealth linking private foundations, shadowy nonprofits, billionaires’ fortunes, and young bright ambitious people willing to take on the unvetted agendas of Eli Broad or Bill Gates does not, it would seem, discredit the myth of the meritocracy.
    P75
    “If nominated, Hillary will become one of the wealthiest Democratic standard bearers in history; if elected, she will become one of the richest presidents of all time.”
    [p42]

    From False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Liza Featherstone (Editor). Her record shows that she will make populist claims and even commitments when seeking election (I assume with the implications that she will do this again, perhaps assisted by more credible Democrats like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders) but she is in reality exclusively tied to the interests of the most wealthy. The account of her links with wealthy supporters is breathtaking.
  3. 24 Jun '16 13:35
    In other news, Jewish butchers endorse kosher meat.