Felicity Huffman's $15,000 is chump change - America's biggest bribery scandal is a whole lot worse

Thom plus logo The American media world-both social media and "news" media-is afire with the news that actor Felicity Huffman is going to jail for spending $15,000 to bribe her daughter's way into college.

But a much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It's the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes.

Read more here.

-Thom

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Willie W 2 years 5 weeks ago
#1

Money is speech. Since when is buying favors (speaking) a crime? The only thing she's guilty of is behaving like a corporation. (Corporations are people too.)

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