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The Truth About Money and Politics

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by cashmcall, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. cashmcall

    cashmcall Well-Known Member

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    Top US political donors from the 20 years OpenSecrets.org:
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    How many people would guess this breakdown of donors and recipients? It is certainly not popular knowledge among liberals..
     
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    Cruella Well-Known Member

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    Ugh oh.....somebody better start a boycot against the United Auto Dealers and UPS. They donate to Republicans.
     
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    cashmcall Well-Known Member

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    You know ..I had no idea...
     
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    Unethical corporations donate to both parties. Considering that fact, it's not even a partisan debate. In other words, one party can't claim the moral high ground. Actually, the funding of politics is a common criticism of US democracy in general. The question remains, "Do the voters choose the candidates or the corporations?".
     
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    Neither. My husband used to stay at night playing his game on the computer. Our one year old son always wanted to play too. So my husband cut the cord off of an old keyboard for him and gave him his own headset. He would sit there for hours believing he was he was playing. He was always so proud of himself, and had such a good time.

    The moral of this story is: in the world of politics, the metaphorical cord is cut off of our metaphorical keyboard.
     
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    There is an absolutely GREAT book by John Grisham about political corruption.
    It is called "The Brethren" and concerns 3 judges running a scam from prison.
    The book gets very interesting when a presidential candidate manages to get caught in the 3 judges' scam.
    Not only is this book very entertaining but it is also enlightening about the workings of political campaigns.
    Highly recommended reading.
     
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