Tuesday, November 23, 2010

America’s Corporatist Partnership....

There’s been a very strong partnership between business and government here in the U.S. since 1912. That means (and you can look this up) there has long been a deep and widespread interbreeding between “the political class” and the “industrialist class”.

Look at the boards of directors of America’s largest businesses and industries;

Al Gore is on the board of directors of Apple and Google, he is also co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, and is the co-founder and chair of Current TV, Gore is also a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Vernon Jordan a major figure in the Carter and Clinton administrations has served as a senior managing director with Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, an investment banking firm. He is also currently a member of the board of directors of multiple corporations, including American Express, J.C. Penney Corporation, Xerox, Asbury Automotive Group and the Dow Jones & Company. He is formerly a member of the board of directors of Revlon, Sara Lee, Corning and RJR Nabisco.

Dan Quayle (Bush Sr’s VP) is the Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments, LLC and had chaired the international advisory board of Cerberus Capital Management, where he recruited former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, who would have been installed as chairman if Cerberus had successfully acquired Air Canada. Quayle also serves on the boards of Aozora Bank, K-2 Inc., Bell Automotive and IAP Global.

Walter Mondale (Carter’s VP) served on the corporate boards of BlackRock Advantage Term Trust and other BlackRock Mutual Funds, Cargill Incorporated, CNA Financial Corporation, the Encyclopedia Britannica, First Financial Fund and other Prudential Mutual Funds, Northwest Airlines and United HealthCare Corporation...and these are just a few.

Many of the very same politicians so many liberals claim to love ARE the SAME Corporate executives they claim to revile.

No American administration going back over 100 years has reduced government...the best administration's (the Reagan administration and the Gingrich Congress) merely expanded the state LESS than their hyper-Keynesian liberal Democratic and Rockefeller Republican cohorts.

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