The Politics of..." Ka CHiNG"

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    One mans political bribe, payoff, kickback, taxpayer extortion, special interest favor is another mans way of thinking....

    No problem, that is how the political system should work, that's how votes are acquired and legislation gets past.

    It all depends on which side of the fence your on... I suppose??

    $ 1 2 , 3 0 6 , 4 7 3 , 7 2 9 , 2 9 3 . 2 8 ........ National Debt 7:30 pm 1/7/2010

    We're getting screwed folks...:mad:
     
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    Is it the way it should be? No.

    Is it the way it is, and always has been? Yes.

    Deal with it, this is reality. The most ridiculous claims I hear from the right are the extreme level of faux outrage about "the most corrupt administration ever". Every administration since the birth of this country has been corrupt, has done pay-to-play politics.

    Historians give the title of "Most corrupt administration" to Ulysses S. Grant.
     
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    You seem a tad edgy there Doc.. You'll notice I didn't name names...:eusa_angel:
     
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    I think term limits could go a long way in reducing some of the corruption. What other profession allows people to stay in positions of power into their 90's? I believe that in the beginning, there were term limits and it wasn't a full time job. Most reps had real jobs in the real world.
     
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    Maybe teabaggers & 2 X 4 ers might help...
     
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    You mean good ol' regular Americans whom liberals look down on? I have to credit Obama for bringing out people who never paid much attention to politics before. Eventually, some of them will decide to run, now that we've gone so far left. The pendulum has already started to swing back. And quickly.

    Before the '08 election, I predicted that Obama would be our generation's Jimmy Carter. I just never thought it would happen so fast.
     
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    I started last year with an open mind, I hoped for success, I was wrong..wrong..wrong.
     
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    you didnt start last year with an open mind.....dont lie to us....and both sides drink deeply from the pork barrell...i forget the new name for pork....that is what i love the semantics of politics
     
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    It is not for you, or anyone else, to decide what is or is not 'faux' outrage.
     

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