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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:27 AM

 

Quid Pro Quo - "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours".

Full definition from Wikipedia:

Quid pro quo ("something for something" or "this for that" in Latin) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favour for a favour"; phrases with similar meaning include: "give and take", "tit for tat", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours".


It seems that since the SCOTUS voted in favor of Citizens United, some Democrats are willing to throw Democratic Principles out the window and embrace political quid pro quo.

It's bad enough when billionaires and big corporations try to influence politicians by giving huge donations to campaigns and “foundations”, but to give money (millions of dollars) directly to the candidate for their own personal fortune it's going way too far.

Clinton would have us believe that the millions given to her by Big Money doesn't influence her positions on issues. Goldman-Sachs gave her over half a million dollars for her personal fortune because they believe she will help them (the very essence of quid pro quo). Clinton would like to say she isn't influenced. That is bunk. Maybe she will argue that she always intended to favor Wall Street and their money doesn't change a thing (influence). Well H. Clinton, the results is the same. The People lose and Goldman-Sachs wins (as does Clinton).

There is a split in the Democratic Party that this primary is shining a lite on. The Progressive Wing wants big money influence out of politics and the repeal of Citizens United, while the Clinton Wing (Conservative Wing) embraces Citizens United and the culture of Big Money corruption of our government.

There is a fine line between quid pro quo and graft which is defined by Wikipedia as:
“a form of political corruption, is the unscrupulous use of a politician's authority for personal gain.”


Democrats have a choice to accept the culture where quid pro quo has given us a disaster in America for those not in the Aristocracy, including 50 million living in poverty; or adhere to Democratic Principles and vote for honesty.

Vote for Sen Sanders and the People's Revolution against corruption in government.

Cross Posted from GD: P.

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Reply Quid Pro Quo - "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours". (Original post)
rhett o rick Feb 2016 OP
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rhett o rick Feb 2016 #2

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Sat Feb 13, 2016, 11:00 AM

1. We Us Together - Vs - No Can't and Impossible -- The Choice Is Clear

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 01:52 PM

2. When they suggest pragmatism, they mean sit down, shut up, and keep in your place. nm

 

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