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The kind of corruption I was writing about doesn't involve breaking the law. It is Congressmen being dependent upon campaign contributions from corporations and other special interests to get elected. That leads to lobbies writing legislation, and the normal outcome being that voters' wishes are ignored.

This is why universal health care is viewed as a non-starter in Washington, even though a vast majority of Americans want it. Washington is so corrupt that what would be viewed as corruption in other countries—dollars instead of votes determining what Congress legislatess—is viewed as quite normal, simply "the way the system works".

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Tue Jan 16th, 2007 at 03:59:02 PM EST
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