Your Congressman Takes Bribes

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    “We have a clear agenda in this regard: [DISCLOSE], reform the system reducing the [role] of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.
    “I think one of the presenters [at a Democratic forum on amending the Constitution] yesterday said that the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few. This Supreme Court decision flies in the face of our Founders’ vision and we want to reverse it.”


    Pelosi: We have a clear agenda to amend the First Amendment « Hot Air

    I fully support her sentiments and would expand on them by saying "WE should be paying". It's not a right-left thing, but a method to rein in corruption and overspending. I really don't see where the concern over illegality is found in her comments.
     
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    How do they fund their elections? Because Wall St. gives money to both parties, the excesses exposed in 2008 haven't been fixed. A bank failing in Europe could lead to a bank failing here and then another and we're right back in the predicament we were in four years ago.

    SUPPORT PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS AND GET THE BUYING AND SELLING OF OUR REPRESENTITIVES' VOTES OUT OF THE SYSYTEM.
     
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    stfu please. not every congressman is corrupt.

    did you forget, suicide is a viable option?
     
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    Not everyone is a thief, but we stll have protections against those who are. Being a Congressman is a privilege. As our employees, they need to bend to our will or find another job.
     
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    You're getting boring. Crawl back into your empty refrigerator box and sleep it off. :lol:
     
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    We elect Representatives and Senators to represent us. We do NOT hire them to work for us.

    reality check

    People like you live in a childish make believe world.
     
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    If they're not working for us, who are they working for? Isn't that the problem? They're working for whomever is the biggest bundler of campaign funds. Thanks for your comment, but "let's enable them" is hardly a solution. :cuckoo:
     
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    The childish notion that a representative works for you is just that, childish. It's a populist myth. We elect representatives. If you want to advocate rule by ballot initiative and plebiscite, go ahead.
    whack yourself silly
     
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    We pay them; how can they not be working for us? That doesn't make sense at all. Ballot initiative? Plebiscite? Do you read the threads at all or just shoot from the hip? Public financing of elections, that's the ticket! :clap2:
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmFZWWWfbnw]Public Financing of Elections - YouTube[/ame]
     

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