Feb/10
2018

Greatest Swamp Ever

Dickhead loves to talk about how "great" he's making America. Problem is, the only thing Dickhead is making great is the fucking mess he's making of the nation.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years.

The figures for the heavyweights are eye-popping.

The National Association of Realtors tallied $22.2 million between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, according to newly filed disclosure reports. That's double what the organization spent in the third quarter on lobbying activities. The Business Roundtable spent $17.3 million in the fourth quarter, nearly quadruple the amount over the three previous months, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported spending $16.8 million, a $3.7 million increase.

President Donald Trump swept into the White House promising to "drain the swamp" in Washington, but lobbyists continue to wield considerable influence and they plied their trade with vigor as Congress crafted the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package that Trump signed into law in late December.

Yes, tens of millions were spent by lobbyists, not on healthcare, not on infrastructure, and certainly NOT on tax cuts for the poor or middle class. Nope, this is a shameless display of spending money to make money by buying the politicians who can influence laws. This was money spent BY the rich FOR the rich and you know what? It worked. They won and won big. They won tax cuts WITHOUT a cutoff date. Unlike what the public got, businesses, the rich got a heaping helping of champagne while the voters got swamp water served up in paper cups.

This is Trumpmerica and the entertaining part is the still loyal proclaiming how GREAT the nation is now because they're getting the scraps on the floor, left over as the fat cats feast.

I need to change the title of this category from "nothing as stupid as tRump" to "nothing as stupid as a tRump supporter" because they're the reason we're in this mess.

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