Is this what’s wrong with our system of government?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic…

$ million in pork going to Mary Landrieu’s state of Louisiana, just to buy her vote for debate on the healthcare package.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB…

“We’ve looked it over, and even we can’t quite believe it. There’s $ billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn’t turned a profit in years; $ billion for child-care subsidies; $ million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $ million for global-warming research and another $. billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There’s even $ million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons.”

The only way this Billion dollar stimulus could pass was for legislators to bring home some bacon.

Did you know that your freedoms and tax dollars were for sale?

Do you care?

Update:

Qwyrx, I will have to ask for which sub-section of the Constitution, that says they should sell their votes to the highest bidder. They are supposed to represent us while they uphold the Constitution.

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  • It is corruption, leading toward a dictatorship, totalitarianism, and YES, I care and hate the maneuvers of buying people off.

    This is truly the mentality of the Mafia. I want to return to a free country, with personal rersponsibility, and accountability!

    Who besides Barney Frank are we buying a private airport for? Yes, it is bribe money going directly into the pockets of these politicians, and screwing the American people out of their liberty.

    This bill has nothing to do with health care. It is a power grab, pure and simple

    MR

  • This is how the “founding fathers” actually designed the system. The whole point is that a Senator and Congress person’s job is to represent their home state. They are supposed, to some degree, care about the nation as a whole–but their primary allegiance is to their local constituents. This will always be true in a system in which all representatives are chosen only from local regions. THe only way to mitigate this is to use parliamentary systems in which each voter votes for both a specific politican and a party, and a portion of the Congressional seats are given strictly based on party representation. I have no problem with politicians doing their job, which is now and always has been to _represent_ the people that elected them.

  • What is wrong, is we aren’t handling our system. We aren’t helping for the better of our people. We as a group of people representing the United States, fight in every war. We then tend to lose a lot of money, causing high taxes. But, these high taxes are going to the lower class people? I do not think so, me being a high class person think that all people should have equal taxes. The health care wasn’t passed by the Congress and Senate, so it is unable to become a law. My thought of that, is that it isn’t a very useful bill, because all of our private health care is going to lose money, and then…they will ask for more money. So, basically… All of this is a continuous cycle that we aren’t in control over… Sorry Bud.

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  • maximum individuals prefer to place the blame for undesirable government on the elected officers. They overlook the actuality that that’s meant to be a central authority of, for and by the individuals and the persons are no longer partaking in it. maximum individuals do no longer even subject to vote except they’re vote casting for his or her widespread American Idol. while the individuals arise and vote we can get good government. until then we can proceed to get precisely what we deserve. we choose a minimum of % of eligible electorate to take part interior the subsequent elections. The final time human beings voted in numbers even drawing near that became . Make somebody you realize vote.

  • Unfortunately, politics has over the centuries been increasingly inflitrated by game theory. Today, it is more a power game than anything else. This is what needs to change. I am noit saying that we remove game theory out of politics altogether. What needs to change is the reduction of politics as a power game as well as the infusion of ethics into it.

    The founding fathers of the US played politics but with much ethics involved. Today, you do what you want as long as you don’t get caught. Special Interests run the political arena through lobbists. And apparently, they are not so easy to get rid of.

    There is too much, “I scratch your back, and you scratch mine” going on. That’s the problem. It can change but not easily since those with their hands in the cookie jar won’t let go so easily – but if pushed enough, they will.

  • Yeah, these working class big shots on here sit up and pontificate that this has to stop, that this will stop. Talk about voting one plutocrat out and replacing him with his brother, for crying out loud. Pfft.

    What your plutocrats do now is no different than what they’ve always done – they won’t stop ’til they’re put to death. Nothing less than a noose can stop a groping rich man from his pet projects at the slavery of the working man. This slavery been going on for over a hundred years in this country – the plutocracy is the only deep root of this God-forsaken country.

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    Better take clear note. I seen it. I seen it all.

  • It will stop. People are finally coming to their senses. Hopefully it is not too late for the economy.

    Our Congress spends money like drunken sailors and don’t give it a second thought. They have their cushy jobs, great medical and dental (they won’t have to be part of Obamacare), great retirement benefits, and don’t have to throw any of their income into the black hole of Social Security. They are not bound by the same rules to the game as we are and that has to stop.

    Term limits, term limits, term limits! Oh, did I mention term limits??

    I say vote the bastards out and vote them out NOW!

  • Agreed.

    However, the bigger problem lies with those that cast votes. The vast majority do not pay attention to the blatant bribery and wasteful spending of our government. They care far more about who will win on any given Sunday in the NFL than finding out about what our government is doing.

    The main problem in our country is the abundance of the Dumb Masses ( read those two words quickly)

  • We need to stop voting for the sam criminals year after year and cleanse our Two parties. This nation is irretrievably broken.

  • It is a perfect example of the corruption in Government.

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