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The Jews have all the money?

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Submitted by David Thomson (United States), Dec 3, 2002 at 11:07

I have long found it ironic that so many believe Jewish money controls everything in Washington. The reality is that American and Israeli Jews cannot even begin to adequately compete in this arena. They simply do not have the funds to offer retired government officials lucrative positions.

Let's be blunt: Saudi Arabia has almost certainly offered a number of these people salaries in the high six figures. Many of these individuals are now likely earning far more money than they ever did during their government service. There are also business contracts worth millions available only to those deemed as friendly to the existing power structure. And yes, both the Republicans and the Democrats are guilty of sticking their hands into this pot of gold.

The Saudi royalty apparently have so much money to throw around that they can afford to be careless and nonchalant. Let us for a moment take the Princess at her word. She claims to have sent around $2,000 a month to people she barely knew--and never asked for verification that this money was being spent in an appropriate manner. Huh? This is pure madness. Does money grow on trees in her backyard? This incident speaks volumes about how the Saudi leadership promiscuously spends its vast wealth.

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