Do You Think It's Ok To Bribe Congressmembers To Get Their Votes?

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Do you think it's OK to bribe congress?

  1. Yes. This is the way they always do it so I'm ok with it.

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  2. No. This should be against the law.

    78.8%
  3. Yes. But I don't like it.

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  4. No. But what can we do about it.

    12.1%
  5. I don't care as long as it's passed.

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  6. No opinion

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  1. mudwhistle
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    We keep hearing about all of the promises that Obama is making to all of these Democrats to change their votes. Doesn't this look a bit unseemly? Who is really being served here anyway; The politicians or the people that put them in their jobs?

    How many times in the last two weeks has Obama committed an impeachable offense? If George Bush was doing this would he get the same pass Obama is currently getting?

    You can't bribe a judge, lawyer, or a jurist....so why is it OK to bribe a politician? Somebody answer this question for me because I'm not getting it.

    In all respects the President is breaking the law because he's offering gifts for their votes, even if it's not a personal bribe...it does benefit the receiver directly in his or her own state. This should be against the law...and only illustrates the corruption in Washington....doesn't it?????
     
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    The Supreme Court has as much as said it's OK. They said money is speech so when someone delivers a bag of money to an elected official, they're just talking.
     
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    It is never ok. It is totally unacceptable. Congress critters are supposed to represent their constituents.... Note: 'Represent'.... Represent does not mean vote in our best interests, or vote their own conscience... it mean they vote according to how the majority of their constituents want. Not their 'special interests', not any other way.... Just 'represent' their constituents.
     
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    I don't see this going away (the bacteria as a whole) until Lobbying is abolished, but then again when Lobbying is abolished we in essence have a conflict of interest with the first Amendment. I'm not sure there's a good fix.
     
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    You have a vote, do you not? The answer is quite simple. 'We, the People' should vote out each and every corrupt asshole in Washington. And keep voting them out every damned time we find out about corruption - no matter which side. Eventually, like the dogs that they are, they will learn not to bite the hand that feeds them.
     
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    A bribe is criminal ... isn't it?
     
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    Why then is rod blagojevich on trial?
     
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    That depends on what the bribe is, from who and to whom.
     
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    That's impossible. People lobby in their own interests, and by Senators and Congressman discontinuing the practice of bending over for "special interest groups," they are, essentially biting the hand that feeds them both ways. There's no fix.
     
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    Sometimes it seems.

    You can't bribe a member of congress it you're a private citizen...but if you're the President it seems it's OK.
     

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