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Mafia Bust Out on a National Scale

by gmoke Sun Jul 26th, 2020 at 12:19:45 AM EST

I've thought from the beginning that Trmp et alia are performing a Mafia bust-out on a national scale.  Nothing is beneath them.  It's all "Fck you, pay me," as this clip from "Goodfellas" points out.


What's a bust out?

Definition: A forced bankruptcy of a person or an organization, usually through theft, fraud or extortion.
Source:  http://mafiatrickster.tripod.com/kikai/mafiaslang.html

Once you get into business with a mobster, they take over.  They exploit the business, run it into the ground, and then torch it for the insurance.

This is exactly what Trmp et alia are doing.  Everything is a profit center, an opportunity to grift some graft, and wet the beak.  It is why I would not be at all surprised to find out, someday down the road, that Trmp et alia were getting kickbacks on PPE and anything else that can put a buck in their pockets.

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This is exactly what Trump is doing. The USA has been suffering a sophisticated looting scheme since the '70s when corporate elites decided that the US was too expensive to support consumer manufacturing. But what Trump et al are doing is very much like what organized crime does. But this has been the Trump modus operandi at least since Fred Trump got going.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jul 30th, 2020 at 01:53:22 AM EST

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