Um…why are U.S. Senators giving other Senators $25,000?
That’s what Al Franken did…he gave $25,000 to Senator Tester so Jon could rejoin him in the District of Criminals next year.
When it was discovered that Franken was a sexual predator, Tester knew he had problems.
So what’d he do? He gave that $25,000 to charity…specifically a charity that helps sexual abuse victims.
Good move, and the Montana media ate it up.
No questions about why senators are giving each other $25,000, just a nod and a pat on the back for ol’ Jonny boy for doing the right thing.
And that’s where we’ll begin.
Senator Tester’s corruption is nothing new, and I’ve told you about it many, many times.
Despite that, you don’t care.
Because Tester’s a Democrat. On top of that he’s the leader of the Montana Democratic Party.
Tired of Dems losing so much in Montana…tired of Dems throwing conniption fits because they can’t get their way in the legislature?
It all comes down to Jon.
He likes the Dem Party the way it is, he likes the fact that they lose so much. It benefits him…ensuring that he’ll be the only top-level Dem in the state.
It’s easier to keep your people in place that way, like $6,000-a-month Nancy Keenan, the executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. She doesn’t even live in Helena anymore, but in Bonner.
Aside from ensuring the Party in Montana can’t function or win, Tester also makes sure that seniors continue to worry about their prescription drugs.
We saw this clearly in Tester’s vote to keep prescription drug prices high, despite 72% of Americans saying they want the cost to go down.
Why’d Jon do it? Simple – Big Pharma has bribed him with over $100,000 over the years, er…sorry – donated that money to his campaign.
Maybe it’s my tone that turns people away, but how can you not feel cynical, frustrated, sarcastic, and most of all, just damn angry over how this country is being run?
Maybe that’s why the Montana Democratic Party considers ‘my run’ against Tester to be a joke. That’s what a young woman on Facebook told me the MT Dems told her when she called them to ask about me.
After I explained myself a bit to her, she thought I had some good ideas. It was clear she wasn’t happy about Tester. Many, many Democrats in Montana are not happy about Tester. It’s why there’s a good chance he’ll be primaried. There’s a damn good chance he’ll lose in the general next year.
But let’s get back to the corruption…
Back in October I told you how Tester had been labeled a “Wall Street Democrat” due to his vote to put Jay Clayton in charge of the SEC.
You might remember that Clayton was a lawyer that helped bail-out Goldman Sachs after they helped run this country into the ground in 2008.
They were ordered to pay $5 billion in fines for their role in the financial meltdown. And Tester voted to put their man in charge of policing Wall Street.
What a joke…yet one that should come as no surprise.
Two years ago I told you about Tester’s vote to “block implementation of key reforms in the party’s 2010 law to increase the financial industry’s accountability.”
Since 2015, Tester has raised at least $2.3 million from the financial industry.
And why not? The financial elites of this country know that Jon is in their pocket. He’s willing to vote for their interests. That’s why they pay him.
When Tester was heading up the DSCC, the organization raised $3.3 million from financial, insurance and real estate companies.
Please remember – Tester works just 97 days out of the year, and he’s paid $174,000 for this (plus benefits).
$1,800 a day.
That’s ‘your’ Senator ‘working’ for ‘you.’
He sure as shit ain’t working for Democrats. In fact, Jon works against honest Democrats, or those we might sometimes label as progressive.
Just ask Joe Sestak, the Pennsylvania guy that Tester helped primary in June 2016.
Why’d he do it? Simple – Sestak began to question how and why Democrats ran campaigns the way they did. More specifically, back in 2015 Sestak “resisted hiring a party-approved campaign manager.”
That was the death knell. It was clear to Wall Street Dems like Tester that Sestak was not a man to raise shit-tons of money, money which would then be used to benefit the consulting class of K-Street’ers, ad agencies, and spam-box professionals.
We saw those folks glam-on to Rob Quist’s campaign here in Montana earlier this year, and we quickly saw a grassroots, winning-campaign go downhill real fast…though at least the consulting class managed to enrich themselves to the tune of $68,000.
So that’s why Tester worked against Sestak last year – Tester knew this was a man that could think for himself, and that just doesn’t enrich the hangers-on. Democrats tried to recruit a half-dozen candidates to run for Sestak’s seat after they knew they had a ‘wildcard’ on their hands, and they finally found a candidate.
That candidate then lost in the general to the Republican.
Who knows…that may have been a win for Tester. After all…work with an independent-thinking Democrat or don’t work with yet another GOPer across the aisle? Tester chose the GOPer.
And that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Tester’s a Wall Street Democrat, which means there’s very little difference between him and a Republican. Hell, he votes continuously to gut Wall Street regulations…something we’re told only Republicans do!
Two years ago I told you about Tester’s vote to block implementation of the Democratic Party’s 2010 law to increase the financial industry’s accountability.
Tester was actually working with Republicans “to block executive branch rules that would force investment advisers to prioritize clients’ financial interests over their own.”
Never forget that Dems have raised over $300 million from the financial industry since 2011 when Dodd-Frank went into effect.
It’s why we saw the vote we saw this week.
Yep, Wall Street Jon was at it again, this time voting to gut Dodd-Frank so that we no longer regulate banks if they have $50 billion…we now just regulate them if they have $250 billion.
In laymen’s terms, we’ve given the big banks a free pass to run amok…again.
One Democrat worried about rolling back these regulations when there’d be “almost no gains for working families.”
Working families? I’m sorry, Senator, but Democrats no longer care about working families. Wall Street bribes them, er…donates to their campaigns…to ensure that never happens again.
And finally, let’s talk about veterans.
Back in May 2016 I told you how Tester had raised $1.6 million for his 2018 reelection bid. In the 18 months since then, Jon’s gotten up to $8 million.
Meanwhile, during that time we’ve continuously had 22 veterans a day killing themselves.
22 veterans a day killing themselves comes out to 660 a month, and if we multiply that by 18 months we get 11,880 suicides.
Just 4,422 soldiers have actually been killed in our two, never-ending wars.
As you can see, it’s not just taking $25,000 from your fellow senators so you can continue in the corruption racket.
It’s making sure old people keep stressing-out over their prescription drug prices; it’s ensuring Wall Street has fewer regulations so they can screw you over more; it’s keeping our two, never-ending wars going so the arms dealers can enrich themselves and veterans can kill themselves.