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originally posted by: olaru12
Corporate campaign money is the deciding factor in winning congressional elections. The slimey side of capitalism.
originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: Iamonlyhuman
In terms of probability, i think it is likely that a large percentage of them are either being blackmailed, or threatened into subservience. Anyone who studies history knows, It has always been the game. For the last 5-10 years, most people have been / are under the impression that their online activities are private, but some of us know that is just not the case. Any one who has been operating under this assumption, including our elected officials and representatives, are far more vulnerable than they would've ever believed.
It would certainly explain why so many very unpopular pieces of legislation have been passed in the last decade.
originally posted by: rickymouse
They are being blackmailed with reduction of campaign contributions. If they do not do what the donors want, they do not get moocho money to fund their candidates.