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Living the High Life After Congress


Living the High Life After Congress

Michael Winship

As the latest chapter in the curious saga of Congressman Aaron “Fly Me” Schock recently came to an end, there was an unintentionally, darkly comic moment. It happened just after the Downton Abbey fanboy announced his resignation from the House of Representatives.

In an interview, his father, Dr. Richard Schock, told a Chicago TV station, “Ten years from now, whatever he’s doing, he’ll be successful at it. I promise you that. Two years from now, he’ll be successful… if he’s not in jail.”


The best “Democracy” that $ can buy. Add it to “Citizens United” and it becomes clear why and how treaties like TPP–which protect profit-mongering corporations with direct expense and/or harm to so many–come into use as muscular bulletproof policies.