Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rake-off.

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Examples

  • The government health insurance option was the only real hammer to cajole the pharmaceuticals and health care insurers to keep the drug costs down, reduce their obscene profit rake-offs, deliver better services, eliminate the endless dodges that insurers use to cherry pick only the healthiest and most profitable patients, and make some dent in the millions of uninsured.

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: President Obama will Pay Lip Service to the Public Option in his Congress Speech, and Scrap it Later

  • Put another way, a government health insurance option is the only real lever to make the pharmaceuticals and health care insurers lower drug costs, reduce their obscene profit rake-offs, deliver better services, eliminate the endless dodges that insurers use to cherry pick only the most healthy and profitable patients, and make some dent in the 45 to 50 million uninsured.

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson: President Obama Will Likely Dump the Public Option, and Here's Why

  • And the simplest business transactions are burdened by rake-offs for legions of accountants, lawyers, bureaucrats, brokers, speculators, and middlemen.

    Is an International Financial Conspiracy Driving World Events?

  • They still tend to revolve around petty, methodical rake-offs from the quotidian operations of government: liquor licenses, elevator inspections, speeding tickets and, above all, hiring.

    A Battle For the Basement

  • The last vehicle these greedy characters came up with, drove off with enormous profits derived from sales commissions, finders 'fees, plus rake-offs for each slice and dice of the slicing and dicing that offloaded what has traditionally been mortgage-banker risk.

    The Master Liquidity Enhancement Con (duit)

  • The International Monetary Fund has conservatively estimated that from 1995 to 2000 Arafat diverted $900 million from Palestinian Authority coffers, an amount that did not include the money that he and his family siphoned off through such secondary means as no-bid contracts, kickbacks, and rake-offs.

    In a Ruined Country

  • The International Monetary Fund has conservatively estimated that from 1995 to 2000 Arafat diverted $900 million from Palestinian Authority coffers, an amount that did not include the money that he and his family siphoned off through such secondary means as no-bid contracts, kickbacks, and rake-offs.

    In a Ruined Country

  • The International Monetary Fund has conservatively estimated that from 1995 to 2000 Arafat diverted $900 million from Palestinian Authority coffers, an amount that did not include the money that he and his family siphoned off through such secondary means as no-bid contracts, kickbacks, and rake-offs.

    Daimnation!: The thief of Palestine

  • But had that project been left to government, even with sufficient seed capital made available, it probably would have quickly bogged down in bureaucratic delays and many rounds of rake-offs by the corrupt politicians and functionaries.

    NAFTA

  • He was told large rake-offs were a normal part of aid distribution and that he should not buck the system.

    The Village

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