The democrats are just as bad and need to be expelled from politics just a much as the rieche-wingers do.
Business and politics should be banned by law from mixing.
how many large and vertically integrated corporations does this nation have?
how many corporations feed you? provide media? provide your energy? provide your clothing? provide communication?
has this number increased or decreased over the last few decades?
do these corporations get favorable treatment from the govt?
how many exist as near monopolies using govt help to avoid having more competition?
Want a blatant example of anti-trust and monopolies forming?, how does a handful of banks gobble up a bunch of other banks and become too big to fail to where they are so far in violation of the law the government can't even deal with it? so much so that they even extorted the govt into putting you into debt to pay for their greed. Investment bank, deposit bank, primary dealer, all wrapped up into one entity, a vertically integrated bank, this is non enforcement of anti-trust law.
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The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
The best means of ****ing their world up is to stop all lawmakers from receiving salaries.
Then make their finanical records subject to regular scruitny. That way a sudden donation of a large sum of money, stocks, bonds, property ... whatever would be obvious and unhideable.
Then those politicians can be removed from office and sent to Florence, CO (Supermax) for 20 years.... and they can be in the cell across the hall from the party responsible for the bribe.
Good thing your side lost the argument in the Supreme Court.
Maybe we can start working on ways to enforce the honesty of politicians.
I would say the first step is a permanent Independent Counsel with the sole function of investigating and prosecuting ethics charges against Congressmen.
Chrissy Dodd can take bribes from ****rywide and he's allowed to retire at taxpayer expense? Chucky Rangel can cheat on his taxes infinitely and retain his leadership position on the Ways and Means Committee?
You know, the committee that writes the tax laws?
We've suffered having Barney "Gay Bordello in My Apartment, Oh My!" Frank in the House, only to discover he's influencing banking legislation because he likes some male teller's ass.
No, we need to start amputating the corrupt Representatives and Senators, using criminal prosecution as the tool.
No Congressman convicted of a felony should be eligible for any pension accrusing from his time in office. (We'll skip over the fact that Congressmen should not be getting pensions at all...)
That's how you stop Congressmen from being bought off.
No person convicted of an ethic