Corruption of Government. Who is to blame?

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    Corruption of Government. Who is to blame?

    Is it the people?

    Is it the civil servants?

    Is it the elected leaders?

    Is it the lobbyists?

    Is it private individuals with great wealth (poor people can't buy access or influence).

    Is it big business?

    Is it the free market?

    Who do you think corrupts government?
     
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    I say 6 out of the 7 listed, with some shouldering a majority of the blame.
     
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    Government is inherently corrupt. The free market, however, doesn't have any part of that as the free market has nothing to do with government.
     
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    I'll play....


    Its simple. Its us.... the people. We vote these idiots in over and over again.

    I think we have gotten what we deserve.

    Now its time to get our act together and start voting in fiscally responsible folks who value their nation more than a buck.

    I've been hearing people bitch about Washington since I was a kid... Now its time to stop bitching, and do something about it!
     
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    LMAO just LMAO.
     
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    So you say free market forces have no effect on government?
     
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    So you think it's only the people or that the people shoulder most of the blame?


    note: just trying to get firm statements from people.
     
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    Governments intervene in markets, markets don't intervene in governments.
     
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    Corporations are people with rights too now.
    And spending dollars is using your freedom of speech.
     
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    so a stock market crash does not intervene on a government?

    An oil spill in the gulf?

    A fly ash spill in TN?

    The price of oil?
    (that one worked both ways)
     

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