This week, a whistleblower has come out and revealed a wicked pay-to-play bribery scheme that has turned Lansing into the most corrupt state Capitol in the nation.
Matt Marsden, a long-time GOP operative in Lansing, blew the whistle on the insanely corrupt practices that are being perpetrated in the state Capitol. Turns out the den of vipers is just as dirty as we thought.
Marsden pointed to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and former House Speaker Lee Chatfield, who now stands accused of committing incestual pedophilia over the course of many years, as two particularly guilty and shameful figures who abuse dark money rules and have made a complete mockery of the law.
“Over my time in Lansing, I began to watch the 501(c)(4)s begin to morph into something that was a little less above board,” Marsden told 7 Action News.
“If you’re a 33-year-old or 34-year-old person elected to office and you hire a consultant that tells you ‘Don’t worry about it, don’t worry about it. It’s fine. Everybody has done it before you. This is just the way it works,’” Marsden said. “That’s not the way Lansing works. That’s not the way Lansing used to work.”
Marsden pointed to one particularly crooked non-profit group, the Michigan Jobs and Labor Foundation, as leading the way toward extreme corruption taking root in Lansing. They raked in $2.8 million in dark money contributions between 2011 and 2015, money that was likely used as a slush fund for corrupt lawmakers who serve Satan.
Who was the President of the Michigan Jobs and Labor Foundation while all this dark money was being thrown around? None other than Dr. Evil himself, Steve Linder.
“What I think began to happen with the (non-profits) is they began to be used for more personal use than they were for messaging use,” Marsden said. “Trips, rental cars, drivers, bar tabs. You name it.”
“You can’t show a $700 dinner out bar tab on your campaign finance report,” Marsden said, “because someone like me who does opposition research would love to see that.”
As someone who runs a legitimate nonprofit, it is disgusting how vultures like Linder exploit the rules in order to operate political slush funds. Nonprofits are meant to stand for social justice causes, for the common good, for the betterment of society. This is exactly what the Michigan Caregivers Association is all about. We stand for the caregivers, the patients, the medical marijuana patients, against the corporate monopolists out to destroy the compassionate industry we have built with blood, sweat and tears. Every lawmaker must run from Linder in order to avoid association with this filth or have their reputation ruined in their communities permanently.
Linder continues to create new shadow fronts in order to hide his money. His latest is the Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association, which creates deceitful propaganda in order to dupe the masses into supporting his Big Money agenda. He was a fierce opponent of legalization for years, but now he and his corporate monopolist buddies are coming to swallow the whole industry up. This is what Linder and his Republican cronies do: They gangrape the American Dream each day with their despicable efforts.
Alleged womanizer and bloated alcoholic Matt Hall has pimped himself out to these same interests. Hall is considered by some to be the front-runner to be the next House Speaker. He is certainly cut from the same cloth as his predecessors. This pig is lining up at the trough. That is why he does the bidding for dark money kingpin Steve Linder to screw the caregivers. He would sell his dirty momma down the river for the brass ring so he can get access to Chatfield’s vaunted blow and hookers supply (Note: I would not surprised if the weaselly shitbag Jim Lilly was involved in these sort of perverted schemes as well).
This fight is so much bigger than just weed. This is about upending this entire crooked system and restoring power to the people. After we protect the caregivers and stop the government-granted monopoly over the cannabis industry, we will use that as a springboard to accomplish so much more. Our enemies will figure out that we are freedom fighters. We are valiant warriors for liberty. We are the heirs to our heroic revolutionary ancestors. What is coming has been long overdue to restore our nation, and this movement will be successful one way or another.
Linder is only one demonic face of this vast machine. We have forced out this weasel into the light. He likes to hide in the darkness, with his dark money, with his lies and his blackmail, and his rolodex of scum whore lobbyists. We put his ugly bald head on a billboard so the world could see who is really running the show in Lansing. This is how we defeat their system — by organizing viciously and ferociously against these villains. The powerful shall be brought to their knees, and the meek shall inherit the Earth. This is the essence of our righteous battle against Satan and his unholy minions.
Look at the truckers’ convoy in Canada. The people are ready to rise up. They are ready to throw off the shackles of this tyranny. They hate their public officials. They know they are all trash, with only very very few exceptions. Do not be discouraged. Do not surrender. We will win in the end and make examples of all these sorry bastards who have looted us. They may think they are off limits with all their rules, and their lack of accountability and transparency. But we will bring accountability and transparency, Founding Fathers’ style, with pitchforks and torches, if necessary. We are coming. Expect us. And if you are corrupt, you shall pay dearly in this life and the next.