So Eric Cantor, after having faithfully protected the interests of Wall Street while pretending to serve the public as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives before losing his primary to a Tea Party candidate, decided to quit his job early and go straight to Wall Street at a high salary even though he has no financial background. It is no surprise that his role will be to provide access to congress to serve his company’s needs.
As The Daily Show says, these people don’t even bother to hide anymore who their real masters are. It used to be that they would try to hide their subservience by letting a little time lapse between jumping from government to Wall Street. Even Timothy Geithner waited about ten months. But Cantor couldn’t wait to even finish serving his time.
Serving in congress is just a stepping stone to making big money from the very same elements in the private sector whose interests they protected while in office.
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