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The money's on Clinton and Bush, regardless of whether they lie or not

Reader comment on item: When Politicians State "I Am" or "I Am Not" Something
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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 29, 2015 at 11:28

George H. W. Bush, of course, said, "Read my lips -- no new taxes". After coming into office, he raised taxes, and excused himself by saying, to the effect, "Yes, but they're not NEW taxes".

Assuming that no candidate can be trusted at his word, it makes sense to see which candidates have sold themselves to the devil, which is to say, to the rich and powerful. In the 2016 match-off, that boils down to Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump and Rand Paul are probably the freest from such entanglements, so it's a safe bet they will never get elected in the November election.

On the Democratic side, Hillary is the youngest serious candidate: She is three years younger than Joe Biden and five years younger than Bernie Sanders. Even so, she will share with Ronald Reagan the distinction of being the oldest President at election.

On the Republican side, the candidates leading in the polls are Trump, Bush and Ben Carson. The Las Vegas betting odds for the final race are on Hillary, followed, in turn, by Bush, Trump and Biden. Shake it all down, and the next President, barring surprizes, will be either a Clinton or a Bush -- which is to say, one of the two backed by Earthly Mammon, Inc.

Assuming both serve out complete eight-year terms, either one will become part of the family unit serving the longest as President. Here's the list:

  • Franklin Roosevelt - 12 years total
  • John Adams & John Quincy Adams - 8 years total
  • GHW and George W Bush - 12 years total, plus 8 for Jeb?
  • Bill Clinton - 8 years, plus 8 for Hillary?

Either way, we get a dynasty, and either way we get an old Baby Boomer. Also, either way, we get someone advocating One World Government by a UN which is dominated by the US, which, in turn, is dominated by Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and their ilk, a world catering to their tastes -- an oligarchy served by a relatively small global Middle Class and served by masses of sweat-shop slaves.

So, does it really matter, what any candidate has to say? No matter who you vote for, you will get a Clinton or a Bush. Then, in 2024, Chelsea Clinton will be 44 and George P. Bush will be 48. Maybe we can just call the coming election a wash, and start taking bets for 2024.

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