Easy Money: If You’re ‘Connected’, Character And Hard Work Can Be ‘Optional’

Written by Candace Hardin on August 3, 2017

Does anyone ever wonder why those who do bad things seem to be the most rewarded?

Seems like almost every CEO that drops a Fortune 500 company in the sewer and has to resign, gets a lovely “parting gift,” so to speak, of a financial settlement of X number of millions just to leave.

The “golden parachutes” they receive to waft gently to unemployment on have averaged around 48 million dollars.

Great work, if you can get it, right? Most workers are lucky to get unemployment at about a third of their normal salary, depending on the circumstance.

Big business isn’t the only pathway to big financial rewards. Politics is another way to hitch one’s wagon to a star.

It seems that Comey, the former FBI director, turned leaker, is getting the big money to write his memoirs.

How nice, jeopardize your country, betray the Commander-In-Chief and get a lucrative book deal for your indiscretion.

Seems publishers are watering at the mouth to get the skinny on his tenure in Washington. Hope he saves all that money because I doubt few in law enforcement would ever want him on their team in the future.

What about Hillary’s upcoming book release?

It is fittingly titled, What Happened. This is not a question, but an explanation, it seems.

Surprisingly enough, other than she flat out lost the election, what happened was that she was so far out of touch with the everyday American, whom she labeled “deplorable,” and her crooked past which caught up with her through the infamous “WiKiLeaks” is what sunk her boat. She can work the blame game all she wants, but ultimately, she was a very flawed candidate. Even the fevered courting and lovefest from the media could not save her from herself.

Of course, Hillary is the one who really took using an official position to a money making operation. Using pay for play to get big donations to her Clinton Foundation. Selling uranium to the Russians in exchange for former President Clinton’s, “speaking fees” and the personal approval of Vladamir Putin.

It seems that if a person does things that exhibit a bad character, they are richly rewarded, while those who do the right thing are left on the short side of the deal.

Time will tell if these ill-gotten gains do any good for the above mentioned if any special counsels are appointed to investigate into their prior actions.

Regular Deplorables can only hope to see justice one day.

photo credit: JeepersMedia Hillary Clinton via photopin (license)

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.