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July 15, 2014

Cantor's payoff

“You know, people are hurting,” Eric Cantor admitted last month, shortly after his humiliating defeat in a Virginia Republican primary. But Cantor, it went without saying, was not one of them." Labron and Melo have nothing on Eric Cantor, New York Times, July 15, 2014

If you play your cards right while in office, meaning if you take care of your big contributors, they will take care of you afterwards. Many complain about the inequality presently in America. There are two reasons for this and they are related; destruction of free markets and of the basic premise in our constitution of one man one vote.

Government has a role in free markets as defined by the iconic deceased conservative economists Milton Friedman who said,

“But we cannot rely on custom or conscious alone to interpret and enforce the rules; we need an umpire. These then are the basic roles of government in a free society; to provide a means where we can modify rules, to mediate differences among us on the meaning of rules, and to enforce compliance with the rules on the part of those few who otherwise would not play the game.”

Big money has our politicians under contract. They are not always paid while in office. Often their biggest financial rewards come after their term ends. This seems to be the case with Cantor.

It is time for the citizens to once again rise up and declare their independence. This time we would not be rising up against a foreign country bur rather our own politicians and the big money that owns them. Citizens United needs to be overturned with a constitutional amendment.
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