Fascism is the union of government with private business against the People.
"To The States, or any one of them, or to any city of The States: Resist much, Obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, at once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, ever afterward resumes its liberty." from "Caution" by Walt Whitman

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fascists claim to be morally guided, but their actions show what moralities they actually believe in.
Using donations meant for something and then using the donations to make yourself more wealthy is the Fascist way of business.
If a Fascist becomes a politician, they will use the government to make themselves wealthier.

2011-10-18 "Cain Buys Book From Himself With Campaign Funds" by Robin M.
There’s nothing unusual about a candidate purchasing a large number of their autobiography once it’s out in print. After all, it makes them look extremely popular, can get them extra press if they make a best seller list, and makes a great handout on the campaign trail.
And most candidates use their campaign funds to buy them. Books are expensive, and since they’re a part of the package of running for office, it only makes sense to let your donations do the work so you don’t have to foot the bill.
On the other hand, most candidates aren’t purchasing the book through their own personal company.
According to Talking Points Memo [http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/herman-cain-spends-100k-in-campaign-cash-on-herman-cain-inc-1.php], Herman Cain the candidate has now spent $100,000 on books, promotional materials, lodging and airfare with T.H.E New Voice, a promotional company owned by…Herman Cain. The campaign then modified their report to say that there was no travel expenses, just even more books.
Campaign finance veterans said they couldn’t think of any other instances of major presidential candidates having their campaigns pay their companies. On the congressional level, it’s not all that uncommon to have candidates paying their own companies, though it often raises questions in the media.
“I can’t think of any major party candidate that has been reimbursing his business or himself, but it’s pretty common at the congressional level,” Meredith McGehee of the Campaign Legal Center told TPM. “I would be surprised to see it at the presidential level and amongst the top tier candidates.”
Is what Cain is doing — basically shuffling political donations into his company, and essentially his own personal wealth — illegal? Frankly, in today’s crazy campaign finance world, it’s hard to find anything that really is. But it does feel wrong, according to the Sunlight Foundation [http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/188167-reports-cain-used-campaign-funds-to-buy-autobiography-from-own-company]. ““All candidates publish books, and they offer them as premiums to donors, but most candidates aren’t buying them from their own companies,” Bill Allison, director of the Sunlight Foundation, told Bloomberg. “It raises the question of his campaign contributions ending up in his own pocket.”
Since the book itself is being published by a division of Simon & Schuster [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-18/cain-used-campaign-funds-to-buy-autobiography.html], why is the candidate not buying the copies directly from the publisher, versus through a middleman that provides an added financial benefit to Cain himself? It’s not clear, and Cain isn’t talking. But at least if he doesn’t win the nomination he knows he’ll walk away a richer man — one way or another.

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