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Re: “The end of Democrats

Politicians think that their jobs mean big bucks and these positions mean just that. When these people get together with special interest, they make the laws that will allow their stock to soar. They know what will be approved (drugs and FDA; Monsanto and seed patents, wartime contracts) and have control over the approval process. They use their (special interest and politicians) money to get political offices and then use their political offices to make ungodly amounts of money. Sometimes they are special interest and politician all in one person.
Channeling the big bucks through special interest is special to these politicians because they make money both ways. Special interest supports their offices and acquisitions thereof, and then they rake in their share of the profits for supporting special interest. We need laws NOW to stop this type of corruption; between political figures and special interest. Special interest should not be able to collaborate with political figures, directly or otherwise, and thus engage in actions that would accordingly make them all rich. We need these types of laws if we are going to make it as a nation.
How can government officials properly conduct their jobs with so many irons in the fire? What if I worked for Wal-Mart and went outside while on the clock, and set up a lemonade stand, in order that I may make money from my job as a Wal-Mart employ and make money from my lemonade stand as well? Wal-Mart would fire me! These double-dipping politicians are serving on the member's board of special interest, or, are part or total owners of one or more of these companies, or have constituencies or relatives who do the same.
Simply put, these corrupt politicians cannot be fair to the people or the whole of government while their main concern is generating revenue for themselves, special interest, or their constituencies. It is unfair, and we need government employees to focus on their government jobs, and to do so for the people of this Great Nation, and not for the benefit of bestowing wealth upon special interest, themselves, or their constituencies.

Posted by Timothy Stringfellow on 09/30/2011 at 5:10 PM

 

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