Politics The fundamental corruption of current politics

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  1. Winston1

    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    We’ve been going back and forth about whether HRC, Trump, Biden or so many others have committed crimes. While an important discussion it pales by comparison to the fundamental corruption in the political arena. This corruption isn’t confined to a party but is spread across the entire spectrum. Basically if you manage to get elected to office you’re a millionaire many times over. There people aren’t representing us they’re pulling up to the feeding trough. I don’t know how to stop it but we’re in serious trouble. This article is but an example. https://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-michelle-obama-net-worth-2018-7
     
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    Corruption isn’t limited to presidents and their families. It’s broad and deep.


    Biden ripped for hitting Iowa trail with Obama alum making $1M-a-year off dairy farmers
    Rural farmers are panning Joe Biden's decision to hit the Iowa campaign trail this week with former Obama Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who's been under fire over his $1 million-a-year job with a group that is funded by mandatory fees from struggling dairy farmers.

    Read in Fox News: https://apple.news/ANWvUc0qsTLCsKCnN_fY62w
     
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    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    It isn’t a partisan issue as shown below.
    Ethics Committee urges Duncan Hunter to stop voting in House after guilty plea
    The House Ethics Committee urged Rep. Duncan Hunter in a letter on Thursday to stop voting on legislation and other matters on the House floor after he pleaded guilty earlier this week to campaign finance violations.

    Read in CNN Politics: https://apple.news/A_aCEAQ2EQyCKFXoRoW1GPw
     
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    Nor is it limited to national office holders....nor any religion or skin color.
    Fur coats, resort vacations and a Porsche: Lawmaker resigns after allegedly taking $500,000 from her charity
    A Pennsylvania state rep stole over $500,000 from her own nonprofit. She’s resigning. Movita Johnson-Harrell,

    Read in The Washington Post: https://apple.news/
     
  5. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    While you are absolutely correct about the sorry state of those LEADING OUR COUNTRY, one needs not look past these Congressional impeachment hearings. Both Dems and GOP come across as robotic morons, as if they were programmed, in every hearing. And that is not even addressing Trump, and his band of amigos.
     
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    While I agree with you, it’s acceptance of people and actions like these that lead to Trumps.
     
  7. onceanlsufan

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    It’s also this acceptance that leads to Schiff and Nader.

    I doubt Trump is pure as the wind driven snow, but Trump really didn’t have any monetary reason to gain by becoming POTUS. That sets him apart from the very reason you cite for much of the corruption. Becoming a millionaire when you are already a billionaire makes no sense at all. In contrast, all of the people in politics like Obama, Biden, and... yes, Mc Cain, Bush, Romney et al, who’ve been pretty much nothing but politicians are a completely different story from Trump. Obama would not be buying an 11 million house on an island without becoming president.

    IMO, you really have to consider this when judging the actions of Trump vs those of Shift for brains. I’m more inclined to believe Trump that he held back on funds for corruption in general,
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    Because he does things differently does not make it illegal or immoral for that matter. He is not a politician and exactly what we have been dying for
     
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    Glad to be in the "band". MAGA!
     
  10. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    They have always been doing "these actions", just under the cover of darkness.
     

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