Wealth Trumps Health

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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.

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  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.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    No icicle but again 14 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.

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  4. Micki says:

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

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  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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