But both parties are not rotten in quite the same way. The Democrats have their share of machine politicians, careerists, corporate bagmen, egomaniacs and kooks. Nothing, however, quite matches the modern GOP.
The idea that the democrats are somehow .00001% more honest and having the best interest of the country than republicans do is ridiculous.
The GOP knew the debt ceiling was going to pass.
and really gripping about raising the debt limit? Forget for the moment all the lies spouted by both parties about it, forget the number of americans who wants government to start following a budget, fact is the democrats, including Obama, Biden, and Hillary were all against raising the debt limit when a republican was in the oval office.
Did the rot set in with Reagan?
When corporations are allowed to collect money from their members, and then one person, the chief executive of that corporation, can give that to whichever candidate they want, that's simply a violation of the personal rights of that individual. And that shouldn't be allowed.
And number two, I really have a problem with the idea that one person is able to collect money from all of their members and then give it to a party or an individual who that person may then be the one that decides on matters of legislation regulating that corporation. It's almost like a form of corruption! It's like, okay, I've got all this money, I'm going to elect the person who's gonna give me what I want?
And so, the power of corporations in influencing elections is a real problem, and the place I would address it, and how I'd address it is with legislation saying that individual employees may not have money taken out of their paycheck to go into funds which can then be directed by an individual in a way that might be different than what they would prefer themselves. That should not be allowed.
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