Wealth Trumps Health


Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas and Macau casino mogul and (bad) amateur Ventriloquist.

Seven Republican super-donors helped bankroll the conservative push for power in the 2016 election cycle, between them pumping more than $350m (£264m) into federal and state races.

The Paradise Papers illuminate another aspect of these vastly wealthy men – their propensity to nurture offshore some of their combined fortunes, estimated by Forbes at $142bn, largely beyond the reach of public scrutiny and tax authorities.

The seven have their divisions, especially over Donald Trump. Warren Stephens was a major backer of the Stop Trump movement last year, while Geoff Palmer was among the then Republican nominee’s biggest financial backers.

But they share a presence in tax havens. In turn, they face a legitimate question as they wield influence by investing in Super Pacs with names including “Rebuilding America now”, “Right to rise USA” and “American unity”: are their political principles undermined by their offshore practices?

@ TG

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8 Responses to Wealth Trumps Health

  1. Den says:

    The Dems stained the puggers despite the influx of big money, LOL.

    Rich boy succeeded in flipping the vote.


  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Checking in, I’m ok but not ok. You know how it is. This is a lot to get used to. 😦

    Thanks for the encouragement, Den. I thought I was a strong woman, but at this time, not so much. I just need time to adjust. I almost started to cry in Meijer’s while grocery shopping. Held it back until I got back into my car. Had to drive so I got a grip.

    The bed and other equipment were picked up today. That should help. Seeing the empty hospital bed in the living room was been hard on me.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    No icicle but again 14 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.


  4. Micki says:

    You don’t “get over it,” you just get used to it.


  5. Den says:

    A cable cut in the Bay Area yesterday morning left me without internet all day but it is back up this AM.


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