I believe in campagin finance reform, do you?

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    Members of Congress accept bribes. Does anyone doubt this premise? Any member of Congress who accepts as much as a cup of coffee from anyone with any interest in, or anyone in the employ of another person or industry with an interest in legislation is guilty of a felony, and ought to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    I support a national referendum here on the internet, wherein all who agree voice their support for the enforement of laws on the books for bribery, and on every thread related to the political process express their outrage.
     
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    You never answer questions.
     
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    Are you willing to extend that to all the people Congressmen bribe for votes? Your entire party would be in jail then.
     
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    While I agree with you--politicians have already found a way around it.

    That is why Criss Dodd--senate banking chairman received the most donations from Fannie/Freddie. It certainly came from individuals working for Fannie/Freddie--but he still got it--:lol::lol:
     
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    Rarely. It's usually an assault on the First Amendment.
     
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    Cunnigham (R) is, so is Jefferon (D); it is a systemic problem, though some are greedy and more dishonest than others. All however must solicit and accept 'bribes'. Few will admit the obvious, that money does influence votes - money, as well as future promises, jobs, jobs for wives or husbands, kids, golf vacations, tickets, etc. etc.
     
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    Dodd, as I understand it, received 'special considerations' on home loans. It's wrong, and it should be illegal, as should any 'camplaign donation' from any entity which might be effected by legislation (and that means everyone).
     
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    When are you going to make a case for campaign finance reform? A bribe is something entirely different. Bribes are already illegal. Where campaigns are troublesome is so called soft money. Clean that up first. I also have a basic problem with anyone who spends huge sums of money to get elected to Congress. It makes them not very fiscally conservative. Also, it makes you wonder how they expect to make the job pay for all their investment.
     
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    I really hope your post was sarcastic.
     
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    All pisswillie does is prop up strawmen and knock them over with the sweeping generalization.

    It's the established pattern.
     

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