[FoRK] Comrades Bush, Paulson and Bernake and the United Socialist State Republic of America

paul paul at remsset.com
Wed Sep 10 14:09:52 PDT 2008


Luis Villa said the following on 9/10/2008 2:05 PM:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Tom Higgins <tomhiggins at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>>> (But hey, the market solves all problems!)
>>>
>> So does investing in a good strong army of lobbyists so when the ship
>> starts sinking you have a gov bailout plan ready.
> 
> To be fair, that is as much the fault of the legislature (for being so
> fucking receptive to lobbying) as it is theirs.


I say most of the fault is legislature members taking bribes.  Lobbyists 
are ticks with lots of money... for re-election campaigns.

How else to explain it?  I send a letter and get a form letter back.  A 
lobbyist sends a letter (ok, in person) and includes a check.  Who ya 
gonna listen to?  The guy paying you, of course.

I call that a bribe.

The peons that elected Mr. Senator or Representative mean nothing.  They 
don't give money directly, just the paycheck.  But beer money, that you 
can put in your pocket, yeah, and you only get it because of your job? 
Bribe.

It's /all/ about the money.


paul

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