Re: Corrupt Congress
- From: "Raymond" <Bluerhymer@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 28 Apr 2006 09:44:46 -0700
It's the money.
No profession, including drug dealing and prostitution is as corrupt
and dangerous to the American people as the corrupt power of the
elected federal politician.
Why would anyone want to be an elected federal politician?
It's the money.
With most issues, a discussion of money would examine where the special
interests stand on a given issue, and how they have used campaign
contributions to bolster support among elected officials for their
position. In the case of campaign finance reform, of course, money is
It's no secret that the cost of running for office is rising. The total
price of the 2004 presidential and congressional elections was $4
billion (and perhaps a lot more), up from nearly $3 billion in 2000,
$2.2 billion in 1996 and $1.8 billion in 1992. TV ads, political
consultants, and other major sources of campaign spending have driven
up the cost of running for office, and there are no signs of a slowdown
in the fast-rising need for campaign cash among candidates and parties.
This is the newest age of "Scum" politicians. If there is anything
alive, lower than a politician, it still needs to
A search for "lowest point on earth" quickly shows that the shoreline
of the Dead Sea, on the border of Israel and Jordan in the Middle East,
is the lowest land area on Earth. The altitude of the Dead Sea
shoreline is approximately 1,300 feet (400 meters) below sea level.
The lowest point on Earth is getting even lower. According to an
article on Middle East Online, the Dead Sea was 1,293 feet below sea
level 40 years ago, but today it's 1,360 feet below sea level. The
Friends of the Earth - Middle East environmental organization says the
Dead Sea's water level is dropping by about three feet (one meter)
While this news isn't great, it does provide us with a place to look
for a politician that is lower than the "scum" than we elect now -
Republican or Democrat.
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But, I repeat myself."
Outlaw the lobbyiest and the quality of the "scum" will improve.
Dale Bumpers, a retired senator from Arkansas said in 1998: "Before
government was conducted out in the sunshine, senators could vote as
they pleased, good or bad, with little voter retribution on individual
issues. But in the 1970's national associations by the dozens were
setting up shop in Washington, and with them came a new threat to the
integrity of the legislative
process 'single issue' politics. These groups developed very harsh
methods of dealing with those who crossed them."
Before government was conducted out in the sunshine, senators could
vote as they pleased, good or bad, with little voter retribution on
individual issues. But in the 1970's national associations by the
dozens were setting up shop in Washington, right down to the beekeepers
and mohair producers, and with them came a new threat to the integrity
of the legislative process: "single issue" politics. These groups
developed very harsh methods of dealing with those who crossed them.
Suddenly, every vote began to have political consequences. Congress
began to finesse the tough issues and tended to straddle every fence it
couldn't burrow under.
Therin lies the problem and it can and should be done away with, but
it will take a public that sincerely wants improvement and is willing
to threaten their man/woman in DC with removal,or worse, if he/she does
not do away with the corporate lobbyists and corrupt Gucci Gulch
How the Sunshine Harmed Congress
Senator Dale Bumpers
Democrat, Arkansas. retired end of 1998
An immediate need :
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