Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 6, 2022 | Sundance
When politicians in Mexico and South America take financial payments from corporations and billionaires, we call it “corruption.” When politicians in the United States take financial payments from corporations and billionaires, we call it “lobbying.” The process is identical.
Billionaire Citadel Investment hedge fund CEO Ken Griffin (pictured above, center) is one of the top purchasers of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for a 2024 presidential bid. In a recent article for Politico, Mr. Griffin openly explains what he expects from his investment in DeSantis:
WASHINGTON DC – […] He has given nearly $60 million to federal Republican candidates and campaigns this election cycle. That puts Griffin behind just liberal billionaire George Soros, who’s given more than $128 million to Democrats, and Richard Uihlein, who aligns himself with far-right candidates and organizations, at about $62 million.
[…] While he’s supporting one of this cycle’s biggest culture warriors in DeSantis, Griffin said most hot-button issues — abortion rights, battles over sex education and LGBTQ rights — don’t define his interests. He wants to improve the diversity of the GOP and blunt the vein of populism that has complicated the party’s relationship with the corporate world — two things he’s consulted with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy about. (read more)
(1) Stop the populist movement and (2) get the republican party back in alignment with the multinational “corporate world.”
Pretty blunt, but hey, he’s rich enough to be honest. So, there you have it…. This is what Griffin expects Ron DeSantis to do for him. Any questions?