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General Electric attempts to stop a political revolution

A General Electric logo is displayed at a store in Cranberry Township, Pa.
A General Electric logo is displayed at a store in Cranberry Township, Pa. Associated Press file photo

MSNBC, which is owned by General Electric, is spreading corporate propaganda saying the system is rigged and why even go out and vote?

The fact is, Hillary Clinton had an early lead in 2008 because of superdelegates. But who became President? Barack Obama. Keep in mind that GE has donated millions to Clinton and does not want someone like Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., in power who will put an end to their tax-dodging ways.

According to data from the nonpartisan group Citizens for Tax Justice, GE posted $3.39 trillion in U.S. profits from 2008 to 2013, yet somehow got $2.9 billion in refunds in that same time period.

Let’s not forget the old Gil Scott-Heron song: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” It is still true today, folks. GE and the mainstream corporate media does not care about you, democracy or the truth. Turn off your TV and get out and vote. This is the political revolution.

Josh Payne, Morro Bay

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