Two-term Florida Governor Rick Scott has a shady past in both private industry and a reputation for playing fast-and-loose with federal campaign finance laws as a public servant — but he keeps getting re-elected. In many respects, he is the poster child representing everything that is wrong with the current state of the U.S. election system.
The saga of Rick Scott exemplifies how unlimited amounts of “Big Money” and unaccountable “Dark Money” can disenfranchise the average American voter and send ruthless corporate-controlled shills to the highest offices of the land.
Gov. Scott is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida. The evidence is strong that he is violating what is left of an already badly broken campaign finance election system. His recent actions have been called out by a grassroots political action committee known as End Citizens United.
The group has charged that Scott is directly involved in a scheme to funnel soft money from a Super PAC directly into his own campaign that he personally controls. This is one of the few remaining illegalities as spelled out by the Federal Election Commission.
End Citizens United officials say the “Rick Scott problem” is precisely why the 2010 Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United needs to be overturned and nullified. It makes it too easy for powerful, wealthy corporate elites to shovel tens of millions of dollars into the campaign of candidates whom they can then control after they win office.
End Citizens United has filed an official complaint against Scott while providing direct evidence that he is brazenly ignoring Federal Election Commission guidelines. For example, it showed that Scott was listed as chairman of the New Republican PAC before he filed as a candidate for U.S. Senate and continues to be involved with the PAC.
Scott is running against long-time Florida incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson. Republican feel Nelson is vulnerable, even though he handily won re-election by a comfortable margin in 2012. But ECU is backing Nelson because of his powerful pro-campaign finance reform position. Nelson wants big money out of politics.
The long-term goal of End Citizens United is to overturn the 2010 Supreme court ruling that made it possible for money-grubbing politicians like Rick Scott to keep winning while selling out the average American voter.
End Citizens United has raised $35 million (average donation just $14) which it is using to support campaign finance reform candidates across the nation.
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) June 7, 2018
Anil Chaturvedi is currently the managing director of Hinduja Bank; he oversees its operation in Asia, USA, Europe, and India. His primary duties involve; merging and acquisitions, restructuring of distressed assets, sales, capital raising for institutions investors, credit syndication and many others. Before then, he was the International managing director of Merrill Lynch; his work was to help Indian investors across the globe invest in productive products. He worked there for seventeen years.
In 1991, he joined Grindlays Bank based in New York, Anil was the Vice President and at the same time the senior representative for the bank in the US. His duties were marketing, compliance, regulatory and creating a suitable model for the bank. He stayed there for two years. Previously he worked for State Bank of India as the manager; his duties were to plan and develop marketing strategies for the bank and also to oversee their implementation. Through his approach, the bank acquired five hundred million dollars from non-Indians, given the man of the year award. He worked there from 1987 to 1991.
He and other founders of different investment groups discussed investment opportunities in India and the need for investors to take a risk and invest in India. As it is a challenge for business owners in India to change their marketing strategies the lack of branding can help in generating more profit for business owners and their products sold on the international market. If taxes in India can be regulated, investors from other countries can invest well. With the rise of digital marketing, many business owners will gain profit and consumers will have access to products they require urgently. Fast transaction and smooth delivery of service will curb the old fashioned way of selling. Anil Chaturvedi went to Meerut University in 1970 and attained a Bachelors’ of art in Economics in 1973, and at the same time, he studied financial management in the same university where he graduated with a Master’s degree in 1973. He spends time with different charity organizations and in sports field since he likes playing soccer, beyond that he spends time with his family.