Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Only 158 Families Donated Half the Money in the Presidential Race

This one is nasty enough to pull in both Democrats and Republicans. It is as much proof as you need that the game is rigged, that you are at the mercy of the one percent, who treat presidential elections as nothing more than an another investment opportunity.

The New York Times reports just 158 families, along with the companies they own or control, contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign, almost half of all the seed money raised to support Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.

The families investing the most in presidential politics overwhelmingly lean right, contributing tens of millions of dollars to support Republican candidates who have pledged to pare regulations, cut taxes on income, capital gains and inheritances and shrink entitlements. All of those moves will benefit the hyper-wealthy and allow them to make even more money.

The new donor elite is deeply private. Many donations were made from business addresses or post office boxes, or wound through limited liability corporations or trusts, exploiting the new avenues opened up by Citizens United, which gave corporate entities far more leeway to spend money on behalf of candidates. Some contributors, for reasons of privacy or tax planning, are not listed as the owners of the homes where they live, further obscuring the family and social ties that bind them.

So understand this, America: massive amounts of money are being spent by anonymous rich people to buy this election. The game has already been decided; they’re just running down the clock until November 2016. Whoever wins, Democrat or Republican, will already be owned.