By Thomas Lifson:
Make no mistake: Michael Bloomberg is buying off opposition with money, usually in the form of charitable (and therefore tax-deductible) or political contributions to voices that otherwise would oppose him. It’s totally legal, but also totally corrupt, for it corrupts the words and actions of important political figures.
Bloomberg already practiced the use of money to win support and quell visible opposition during his three terms as mayor of New York City. Don’t take my word for it; read what Edward-Isaac Dovere reported for The Atlantic, a progressive publication that itself is controlled and underwritten by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs and heir to a vast fortune herself.
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