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One Percenter Dick Gephardt’s (Son of a Milk Truck Driver!) D.C. Lobbying Firm Riding High

December 16th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

“We have a crisis of confidence in this country because we see every day excesses of people that have more money than people can imagine wanting more money. Greed and selfishness can kill this great democracy and ruin capitalism. We need to have governance to make capitalism work for everybody.” – Dick Gephardt, former majority leader and ‘son of a milk truck driver.’ (2004)

Dick Gephardt when he was in public life was always fond of saying in his speeches that he was the ‘son of a milk truck driver.’ Well, according to this report, the ‘son of a milk truck driver’ is now firmly ensconced in the one percent after leaving a twenty eight year career in Congress. As capitalists, we don’t begrudge anyone making money, because there is nothing wrong with making a lot of money. The hypocrisy of Democrats like Gephardt and his ilk are what makes people cynical on politics.

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