On April 24th the New York Times reported that Mick Mulvaney – then interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said the following to a group of bankers:
“We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress. If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”
This is one of those things everyone in the political establishment knows but few dare say aloud. It’s both appalling and common knowledge at the same time. But most Americans know it. It’s quite obvious.
And we talk about corruption in Africa, India etc! It’s hard to cultivate peace of mind knowing that the level playing field has vanished and the fox is in charge of the henhouse.