Gov. Mike Huckabee "Washington to Wall Street Access of Power"

Kevin Rutledge on March 07, 2015
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee held a town hall meeting in Pizza Ranch after the Iowa Agricultural Summit and answered a question on corporate money in politics.

Gregory asked former Gov. Mike Huckabee a question about corporate money in the political process controlling the country.  Huckabee addressed the problem of "donor class feeding political class" with money, but also adds he hopes there's a nice donor class to help him if he runs for president who won't expect him to provide favors which results in corporate cronyism.

"The problem, and I’ve spoken about this so often, is that there is a Washington to Wall Street access of power, in which the donor class feeds the political class, who then dances the tune of the donor class, who then demands that the donor class more funding for more tunes."

"Because the same donor class that are giving to one are giving to the other, and they’re taking care of themselves.  It’s not just corporations, it’s the broader sense of the donor class.  Now, frankly I hope there’s going to be a pretty nice donor class to help me if I run for president, certainly more than there was before."

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Kevin Rutledge AFSC Governing Under the Influence Presidential Campaign Project

Kevin Rutledge is the Grassroots Education Coordinator with AFSC’s Presidential Campaign Project in Iowa.  Kevin has deep family roots in Quaker activism for peace and social justice.  A graduate from Iowa State University in Sociology and Criminal Justice, his previous work includes: United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) organizer, Public Citizen online organizer to overturn Citizens United, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, and a youth residential treatment facility.  Kevin hopes to one day return to Brazil and live by the beach.

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