Both are about equally corrupt
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
But I am pretty sure that if you factor in those demographics, and the length of tenures, and take a statistical sample of appropriate size, and all that, you will get a nice, flat 50:50.
But this just doesn't seem to match the overall reality of American politics. On both sides, there are idealists, there are pragmatists who would go only that far, and there are crooks.
Last edited by Cyrylek; 06-17-13 at 11:37 AM.
They are both corrupt and I hate them both.
Honestly I'd have to say corruption is a result of unchecked power. Go to any state where the legislature is completely controlled by one party or another for a long period of time and there is corruption.
I guess...power corrupts and that's bi-partisan.
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The only answer nobody can argue against:
The other one.
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Both, I think if we limited senators to two terms just like the President the power to lobby hence own congressmen would go away. I also think if our legislators had to submit to audits of their financial decisions much of the shadiness would stop.
While both parties are rife with tendencies towards corruption, the dems have the greater.
That is because they represent the left and while the left may have good intentions, their methods of meeting those intentions is almost always based upon corrupt ideals. Leftism is by it's very nature a corruption of human nature and corrupting of human societies.
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Politicians are politicians, it doesn't really matter on which side of the aisle you reside as far as personal integrity goes.
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The Democrat Party makes feeble attempts to have convictions, and every now and again stands up for them.
Republicans barely even pretend the same.
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