Thursday, April 7, 2011
News analysis, even good ones, are stumped by Donald Trump's running for President. Speculating if he is just in there for attention, to elevate the Trump brand or what?
The answer is a lot simpler, Money.
Although Wisconsin's Governor Walker is one of the most transparently legally bribed politician, giving the Koch Brothers millions in tax cuts for a few hundred thousand in campaign contributions and giving the Builder Association's president's son a $80,000 a year job for $100,000 in campaign contributions, most US politicians accept legal bribes they just cover their tracks better.
Bribing a politician has a tremendous return on investment, a few thousand dollars can get someone a few million in government contracts and tax breaks. Someone like Donald Trump is already doing this but even he has to go through some lobbyists to get access.
By running for President he can start his own PAC and meet with lots of politicians, so in the future he can avoid the middle man. That is how the Koch Brothers did it.
The Donald's new business venture is an old one, get free taxpayer money by legally bribing politicians. It's easy money and Trump has always looked to get easy money.
That being said, he is doing some good while running. By appealing to the nuttiest section of the GOP the Birther/Teabaggers he is shining a light on them and their “ideas”, turning off people that have an IQ greater than a glass of water from their “cause”.
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE