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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 frankly believe that most people do not care about the corruption in politics. As long as they believe the government official in question has the most to offer them personally they could care less about anything else. I guess this really shouldn't surprise anyone since most people in general are corrupt and are only honest to a point. Once personal gain becomes lucrative enough almost all will throw honesty and integrity to the wind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I know man, This is to my constant complaint of patronizing voters. It's beyond me the power of party loyalty that trumps everything.
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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    There you go!
    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 Baralis View Post
    I frankly believe that most people do not care about the corruption in politics. As long as they believe the government official in question has the most to offer them personally they could care less about anything else. I guess this really shouldn't surprise anyone since most people in general are corrupt and are only honest to a point. Once personal gain becomes lucrative enough almost all will throw honesty and integrity to the wind.
    Your point certainly has merit but we can't concede that with the government, the stakes are too high.
    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

    I think this is more of a common occurrence than we are aware of.

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    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?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I think this is more of a common occurrence than we are aware of.
    Do ya get the feeling with elected everyone in the Juridical system ( Not all, but many Judges, DA's Attorneys General)) play the partisan game to the detriment of society?
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    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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    Re: 10 members of Congress took trip secretly funded by foreign government

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    We really do have the best government money can buy...

    "The lawmakers who took the trip were Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.), Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), Rubén Hinojosa (D-Tex.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.), Ted Poe (R-Tex.) and then-Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.).

    Clarke is a member of the Ethics Committee."
    Most people are going to count the number of each political party. Am certain there will be some gloating about the count of 6 Dems and 4 Reps. But even more interesting is that the state of Texas had the highest number at 4.

    None from my state though.

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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?
    At least is was bi-partisan. Both sides are dirty. People need to start going to jail.
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    We should always be aware and on alert of government over-reach and whittling away of rights....not just when our political party isn't in the Oval Office.
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    I'm sorry that you feel the need to defame the Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton, and that democratic institutions mean so little to you.

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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?
    Sure, I think the U.S. federal government is corrupt. But I think the money corruption isn't the major issue. It is the political corruption that is the real problem. A junket isn't going to affect the country in any meaningful way. Legislating for votes rather than the common good affects the country seriously.

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

    That's what the junkets are about!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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