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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    This is a not a partisan issue. However, I predict partisans of both parties will try to make it one. Beyond that, sadly, it doesn't really matter because partisans voted these sumbitches into office and partisans will keep them there. The worst part is Congress knows all too bloody well that they can get away with it and can and will get away with a lot more. The ruling class does what it damn well pleases.
    It looks like it was bi-partisan corruption. Can we actually bust some chops this time.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It looks like it was bi-partisan corruption. Can we actually bust some chops this time.
    Never happen. The people would have to demand it - and they never do. Congress knows this and acts accordingly.










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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It looks like it was bi-partisan corruption. Can we actually bust some chops this time.
    We could, if only the voters in their districts would sit up and take notice. Unfortunately, Risky Thicket is most likely right.
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It looks like it was bi-partisan corruption. Can we actually bust some chops this time.


    Maybe so, but those "chops" better not be Kosher:

    “Israel #1 Free Congressional Destination”
    Israel #1 Free Congressional Destination | The Jewish Week

    EXCERPT “In all, the Members of Congress and their staffers took 1,887 free trips last year for a total cost of nearly $6 million, more than in any year since reforms took effect in 2008 following the Jack Abramoff influence peddling scandal.*

    The pre-Abramoff record was reached in 2003-2005 when there were more than 4,000 annual trips at an average annual cost of about $10 million, according to LegiStorm and National Journal.”CONTINUED


    Bi-Partinship is indeed, alive & well on one issue only......the "Elephant in the Room"



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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Never happen. The people would have to demand it - and they never do. Congress knows this and acts accordingly.
    I know man, This is to my constant complaint of patronizing voters. It's beyond me the power of party loyalty that trumps everything.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We could, if only the voters in their districts would sit up and take notice. Unfortunately, Risky Thicket is most likely right.
    I hear ya Ditto, I hear ya.
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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Join the Navy and see the world.
    Get elected to Congress, and see the world in style!
    "Those were lies, pure and simple."

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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by B'smith View Post
    Maybe so, but those "chops" better not be Kosher:

    “Israel #1 Free Congressional Destination”
    Israel #1 Free Congressional Destination | The Jewish Week

    EXCERPT “In all, the Members of Congress and their staffers took 1,887 free trips last year for a total cost of nearly $6 million, more than in any year since reforms took effect in 2008 following the Jack Abramoff influence peddling scandal.*

    The pre-Abramoff record was reached in 2003-2005 when there were more than 4,000 annual trips at an average annual cost of about $10 million, according to LegiStorm and National Journal.”CONTINUED


    Bi-Partinship is indeed, alive & well on one issue only......the "Elephant in the Room"



    Thanks
    Wow! New York Jews bringing this to our attention! Thanks for that link B'Smith
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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government - The Washington Post



    From my perspective political corruption in the US is rampant.
    Your thoughts are?
    Honestly...pretty much nothing surprises me at this point when it comes to money and politics.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Honestly...pretty much nothing surprises me at this point when it comes to money and politics.
    I thought that I might get some blow back on what my perspective is from up here in Canada.
    AKA know as the greatest country in the world.
    But back on topic.
    We have lots of corruption here.
    But it appears to be a regular in US news with politicians charged down south.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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