We need laws that criminalize the practice of Congress members accepting money

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    Thats why America is getting nowhere.

    The wealthy are using money to bribe congress into passing THEIR laws and achieving their political goals.



    Look at SOPA and related laws for example.
    SOPA was extremely opposed and despite that, millions of dollars was given to Congress as a bribe to get it passed. That failed because of such widespread outrage, so a few more million dollars was given to Harry Reid to keep pushing for similar laws to be pushed, until he gave up on it and indefinitely shelved the bill, pocketing the money.




    So until laws that will punish congress are passed, expect corrupt politicians to run for office, expect loony candidates such as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to run for President, claiming to fix the whole problem when in reality shit wont get done and everything gets worse, expect our national budget to never be solved, expect foreign issues to never be solved, etc.

    The choice is yours. Either continue to let this happen or let it fly and let us all suffer.
     
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    we also need a law to prevent congress members from insider trading.
     
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    much agreed!
     
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    The problem isn't politicians accepting money. The problem is what they do, presumably, in exchange for that money - the 'quo' in the 'quid pro quo', if you will.

    We need rules that strictly limit how our leaders can use their power, a body of law the prevents them from using their power to enrich others, or otherwise manipulate the economy on behalf of their benefactors. As long as they have this power, the people it affects will do whatever is necessary to influence them.
     
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    :lol:

    No..the OP is correct. Along with insider trading..lobbyists are corrupting the congress.

    There is no way to stop the "quid pro quo" thing without getting to the root of the matter.
     
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    All serving Congressmen, Fed Chairmen and anyone else who is in a position to profit from their position in government should have their money in a blind trust.

    Stop politicians from getting rich while serving and we'll get rid of entrenched incumbents which will go a long way to more efficient government.
     
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    oh pulllleeeease

    just how many millionaire incumbents are there now?

    ~S~
     
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    Report: 237 millionaires in Congress - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com

    Read this and you'll see how they get rich

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Throw-Them-All-Peter-Schweizer/dp/0547573146]Amazon.com: Throw Them All Out (9780547573144): Peter Schweizer: Books[/ame]
     

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