You Get What You Pay For!

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  1. taichiliberal
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    Well, after all the grandstanding with the Constitution reading and all, maybe we should just take a moment to reflect on just what the new House speaker and his buddies are all about:



    In late June of 1995 then-GOP Conference Chairman John Boehner handed out "about a half-dozen" checks from the political action committee of tobacco company Brown & Williamson Corp. to fellow Republicans on the floor of the House.

    Boehner's chief of staff Barry Jackson stated, "We were trying to help guys who needed to get their June 30th numbers up, their cash-on-hand numbers up. All leadership does this. We have to raise money for people and help them raise money."

    Boehner was forced to stop handed out the checks when two freshmen Republicans, "appalled by it," confronted him and voiced their displeasure. Boehner's reaction was one of tempered apology, "I thought, 'Yeah, I can imagine why somebody would be upset. It sure doesn't look good.' It's not an excuse, but the floor is the only place you get to see your colleagues. It was a matter of convenience. You make a mistake, admit it and go on. I just feel bad about it." (Associated Press, 5/10/96)



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    Last time I checked, government relies on obscene taxes from Tobacco.

    Hope they keep selling lots of cigarettes.
     
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    We have the best government that money can buy.
    And I am not picking on any one party with this statement.
     
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    So maybe with your permission we can stop subsidizing Tobacco Farmers too???

    The difference between us is You don't like whan Republicans do it and I don't like when Anyone does it. Subsidizing is not value for value. It is something for nothing at the greater society's expense.
     
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    so whats your point? exactly?
     
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    The tobacco check scandal is not even the tip of the iceberg.
     
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    you get what 50% of us pay for, the other 50% don't pay shit.
     
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    What we need Government to be is the Impartial Referee, there to maintain the quality of play and maintain the playing field. It's role is not to influence the outcome of the game, or pick winners and losers. The game itself does that. This Referee has sleeper players in the game, and big money bet all over the place so much it has lost track. This Referee needs an intervention. Time for Rehab. ;)
     
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    More like a citizens revolt, I swear this country needs to wake up get mad and really come together to do something to be heard. But I'm sure there's a law on the books or in the wings that would outlaw this statement or way of thinking.

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    So you're justifying the corruption?
     

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