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Wednesday
Apr202016

Bipartisan Dark Money and California's Latest Economic Misstep

Dark money, the minimum wage and media bias were hot topics of discussion when the National Center’s Horace Cooper appeared on RT Network’s “The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.”

When discussing “dark money” in elections, Horace noted that candidates who receive dark money contributions are not necessarily going to win:

“Hillary Clinton in 2008 well outspent Barack Obama and YET! Did it make her dumb? Did it make her supporters dumb? It is not the case that whoever gives the checks get to decide. The people get to decide.”

Horace also noted that dark money is a bipartisan practice:

“It was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP, who got the Supreme Court to recognize that there was a right to keep your donors secret.” Also: George Soros “does the lion’s share of his political influencing as dark money.”

Here’s the discussion of “dark money”:

Later, Horace criticized California’s decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour:

“California IS the place where awful and bad ideas thrive and prosper,” crowed Horace.

“Like Apple and Microsoft?” asked host Thom Hartmann.

“Oh they’re going to be leaving soon. I just spent a few days in Austin and it is becoming the new Silicon Valley,” responded Horace.

Horace also noted that the minimum wage hike will also worsen California’s challenges regarding illegal immigration:

“The difficulty in having illegal or unlawful residents working in California is going to be exacerbated, precisely because this rate is higher than what the market will offer. These individuals, who are already here working illegally, will come in and they will accelerate and exacerbate, displacing mostly blacks and other low-income people.”

Here is the discussion of the minimum wage hike, as well as criticism of the media’s careful treatment of Donald Trump:

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