An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age. Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. F. Pettigrew was the first senator from the state of South Dakota, and he made no friends during his time in the US Congress. These are his memoirs.
In this episode – Continued reading of Triumphant Plutocracy by Richard Franklin Pettigrew, including Chapter XV: Ten Presidents. Pliable Men, Who Served Faithfully the Business Interests. Grant was a Soldier, Not a President. Benjamin Harrison Attempts to dominate Party Politics. A Lesson In Campaign Funds. The REAL Government: Railroads, Industry, Financial, and Transportation Corporations. Grover Cleveland Vetos 5 Times More Bills Than All Previous Presidents Combined. Cleveland the Drunk. His Week Long Bender’s on Benedict’s Yacht. William McKinley Lies to Pettigrew’s Face. Annexing the Sulu Nation. The US Protects a Slaver Nation After the Civil War Supposedly Eliminates Slavery.