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Crony Capitalism Gone Wild: Duke Energy CEO Backs President Obama

jbazen Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 11:04 AM
YUP he's a Free-Mason 33rd degree thus answers to the Jesuits who answers to the Pope! WAKE UP!
Larry1764 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 11:31 AM
jbazen, you're out of line here. You may be able to prove that he is a 33rd degree Mason (since American Masons seem to be proud to publicize their membership), but you cannot prove that he/they "answer to the Jesuits" and you cannot prove that the Jesuits answer to the Pope (they seem to usually but also appear often to ignore him). Your comments sound like something a klansman would say, or a neo-nazi; doesn't help our discussion here.

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers sets a new standard for crony capitalism. While the vast majority of crony capitalists are pragmatic businessmen who pursue a partnership with President Obama for purely financial reasons, Rogers is a different breed.

Most CEOs are political agnostics and see cronyism as a shortcut to bypass the competitive free enterprise system to a pot of gold. These business executives walk a political tight rope, trying to balance the benefits of political favors against the risk of drawing media scrutiny and controversy of looting the public treasury.

For Jim Rogers, passion for progressive politics appears as...