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I have been thinking about the situation with the Bidens; Joe and Hunter, and about my own experience while I had my business. I was determined never to offer or accept a bribe nor do business with anyone who offered or asked for a bribe. Being the owner I didn’t expect to be bribed personally but employees were another issue. I caught a chemical company bribing one of my employees that was authorized to order mostly cleaning chemicals. I fired the employee and found another company to deal with. Later on, I caught the head of maintenance taking a bribe from an equipment rental company. I fired him and the entire crew quit in sympathy. It hurt but I managed to hire a new crew quickly (which is a whole other story).
I had a strict gift policy for myself and employees. I was the only person authorized to take a customer to dinner, although lunch was ok for my salesman to buy. Gifts were only given at the holidays and were, guess what, cheese baskets, but they were delivered by my trucks while regular orders were delivered.
I personally called on a very large chain account and for years without a sale, but still, I kept trying to make the sale. Finally out of frustration I offered a deal on a price that I knew could not be in the realm of him being able to turn down. In response, he scribbled his home address on a piece of paper and said he would give me an order when I had a color television delivered to his home. The company was taken off my list. Some years later the buyer, a family member of the company’s owners, suddenly retired. All of these examples had an obvious: Quid pro quo.
Sometimes the quid pro quo isn’t obvious or even easily recognized, like Hillary’s $100,000 cattle futures scandal. I’ll explain: MrsCheese and I belong to a Catholic parish in Pittsburgh that also had a famous home builder as a parishioner. He also owned half of the local horse racing track. Every year he sponsored a dinner and a “Night at the Races.” He was a very generous person and that night for every race he would give every woman at each table a race ticket. He always handed out winners, but not of course to everyone. It eventually leaked out that the way he always handed out winning tickets is that he bought the whole field of horses. He had to win and since he owned half the track some of the money went back into his pocket. This is how Hillary was able to bet on cattle futures. The Tyson chicken people arranged for a futures broker to buy both sides of the equation. Hillary only received the winning tickets. Tyson ultimately took the losses, of course, all the paper trail went missing and memory serves me someone died and the chicken blood and parts continued to pollute the rivers of Arkansas as long as Bill was Governor. Quid pro quo was not so obvious.
This brings back the Bidens. This is even more tricky. Most people think what did Joe Biden do for Burisma was that the company would pay his son Hunter and Hunter’s partnerships millions of dollars; but is there proof with maybe a paper trail? The truth is Burisma didn’t pay Hunter Biden. You and I did. Joe and Obama and the Hillary-run State Department shoveled hundreds of millions in foreign aid to the corrupt Ukraine government. That government then used Burisma to pay kickbacks demanded by our “Public Servants.” Hunter was a conduit.
I had a friend in college who’s dad owned an illegal after-hours gambling club in Pittsburgh. Every Friday night a high ranking police official showed up for a bag of cash. His dad claimed every cop in Pittsburgh got a share. Imagine what went on and how many shares of our hard-earned taxes were distributed at the State Department. Obvious quid pro quo, not so much. Could we ever prosecute successfully? I doubt it. Oh, and by the way, Hunter is being hounded for back taxes. Who could have guessed?Published in