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A new book threatens to blow the lid off of Congress as a legislator has penned a tell-all about the worst parts of serving in the House of Representatives – saying that his main job is to raise money for re-election and that leaves little time for reading the bills he votes on.
'Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works,' he writes
'It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification'
'Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them,' the author writes.
Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... -reads-bills-votes-on.html#ixzz48RiHdyXG
But no, congress can't be bought, right? Pathetic.
originally posted by: tombaccei
The founders of this democracy did everything within their power to create a dynamic, changing and evolving framework never vesting complete authority in any individual, group or set of rules.
We have completely lost sight of that and are paralyzed in executing our responsibility to keep democracy alive.
The frozen leadership of these United States is like the Church was during the Dark Ages, clinging to the wisdom of old and cowering in fear that they may actually have to take a chance on conceiving an evolving and vibrant democracy.
Obviously, given the massive support for "outsider" candidates this election season, people aren't quite the sheeple that he wants to paint us all. And even those who get their "news" from Facebook or The Daily Show understand that there are serious problems in government.
IMO I think issue number 1 for the next congress and president will be to wage war against the internet.
The internet has allowed bi-directional communication and not only given equal voice to the little guy but also exceed the voice of the large Corporations.
but the internet at large? its the best tool for ensuring a stupid, drooling society ready to be led like dull little sheep.
Florida Republican David Jolly won a special election to Congress in March 2014. Facing a reelection bid that November, he was happy to get a lesson in fundraising from a member of his party's leadership. But he was surprised by what he learned.
Rep. David Jolly: We sat behind closed doors at one of the party headquarter back rooms in front of a white board where the equation was drawn out. You have six months until the election. Break that down to having to raise $2 million in the next six months. And your job, new member of Congress, is to raise $18,000 a day. Your first responsibility is to make sure you hit $18,000 a day.
Its still controlled.
We elect and pay you to do your job, NOT raise money for your re-election campaign—EVERY DAY.
originally posted by: Annee
Don't we need to evaluate what this person actually did, how he/she voted, etc - - - before he/she is given credibility?
Are we agreeing with this information just because we want to?