Otherwise known as “pay to play.” This all sounds oddly familiar. Did he give any speeches at Goldman Sachs?
I always thought that an ambassadorship to the Bahamas or Monaco would be a pretty sweet gig. Alas I don’t have deep enough pockets for such dreams.
Now the ambassadorship to Bangladesh? Bids are much more reasonable. Consult the DNC or RNC in Washington for more details.
Um…What lawyer would use the term “pay to play” with regard to political donations, never mind write it down in an email? One has to infer that the term “pay to play” was used by others given the nature of this email too.
Both conventions will no doubt be ridiculous spectacles. But Uber feels that the spectacle in the City of Brotherly Love is more politically advantageous than hanging with Republicans. This despite the fact that Democrats across the nation have fought Uber’s efforts to expand at every turn and that both Clinton and Sanders have been highly critical of the company. (This is actually one of the main reasons Uber is passing on Cleveland of course. They are intimidated and figure Clinton will likely win so it’s not worth being “tarnished”
The quite liberal Vox reports on Hillary Clinton’s “unusually close relationship with Corning” during her run for Senate and in the years after that.
It is New York state. I just assume when I pass over the state line that it’s pay to play there. Like Mexico. So what if the governor received over a half million in contributions from companies which later got big tax credits. No big deal.
Yet some still wonder why people are leaving the state.
Last year it published a story about Joe and Mika in Detroiter Magazine, its glossy newsletter. The profile was … how to put it? Flattering? Fawning? Hagiographic? Nope. Those adjectives fall short. More like a North Korean news agency press release on Adderall.
Again, marijuana or cannabis, for many an effective, non-opiate (non-physically addictive), nearly free treatment for pain is widely illegal in this country. One can however get a prescription for Oxycodone, aka hillbilly heroin, which is viciously addictive and expensive no problem. Such opiates are profitable so long as the effective, largely non-addicting, non-stupefying, nearly free option is kept out of the hands of those who want to obey the law.
The view from Weehawken New Jersey. Just a short helicopter ride to the center of the financial universe.
“Pay to play” laws restrict presidential candidates from taking money from investment firms which do business in the home state of a particular candidate. This is a problem for Christie as a number of large banks are based in New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan.