Your Congressman Takes Bribes

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    Would you walk away from $500,000 a year to work to make America a better place? Jimmy Williams did.

    Williams, now the Executive Directory of Get Money Out, is the lobbyist-turned-activist whose conscience drove him to partner up with MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan in an attempt to save America from itself.

    Source: Your Congressman Takes Bribes | Benzinga
     
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    Looks like you have been targeted by the right here on the rep side.

    Dont think anything of it, it means nothing.

    Yes the money needs to be heaved out of the process or we will lose this country
     
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    When posting on this topic, always remember to include this url. They're not going to listen to us, unless steps are taken to lessen the influence of money.

    Get Money Out
     
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    The influence of money is lessened by demanding honesty from politicans and driving the rest out of public life forever. But then, Marion Berry wouldn't get another term!

    You can't lessen the influence of money by taking money away from people who have it and distributing that money among the envious. The basic dishonesty remains. If they can't get money, they'll trade for power, or women, or conch shells.
     
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    You're conflating two different arguments. This actually allows the rich to keep more of their money. Since they'd be barred from contributing to campaigns, they'd have more money to create jobs. That's what y'all wanted, right? :2up:
     
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    Yet you always call for ever larger gov't and regulations that are causing the problem you are always complaining about. The lobbyists only go to where the money is.

    If gov't were small and the people wealthy THEY WOULD LOBBY US!
     
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    Dishonest politicians will find some way of getting it. What you are suggesting is to stop dishonesty by eliminating a financial incentive which leaves the dishonesty completely in place.
     
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    What's the payoff for dishonesty, if grubbing for money is taken out of the system? Are you saying they're dishonest, just to be dishonest? If that's the case, there really is no solution. Thanks for playing, but I can't give you anything but a FAIL!!!
     
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    Your Congressman takes bribes, but the Republicans would rather distract us with votes on the natinal motto!!! :eek:
     
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    Our political system is really a one-party plutocracy masquerading as a two-party republic.
     
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