posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 10:50 AM
Pay Politicians LESS and you will get BETTER Politicians!
While most people think just the opposite that poverty encourages corruption I would like to put that argument on it's head.
My first point is that power always corrupts.
Second, money is a form of power.
Thus, just by these two points we can arrive at a third, a politician with more money than another would have more power to cause more corruption.
I am not suggesting that we bankrupt current politicians and their families all I am saying is money makes a lot of things complicated, and "good"
politician would be one who wanted to lead regardless of what it paid. Elections today in the US are more like high priced auctions for political
power than a democratic voting process amongst common citizens.
This auction format for democratic ellections long ago allowed for businesses and companies to infiltrate into the US political process the only
difference with today is that they have infiltrated the political process to such a degree that they infest all levels of government and all politcal
parties.(Even though the Rebublicans are knee deep in it)
My Grandma use to tell me something and so far throughout my life it has stayed true, that is, poor people have poor ways. Another way of looking at
it is that poor people are simple and often times don't have the luxury of doing it one way to another. This lack of luxury creates a couple very
desirable traits in an individual, or future politician it creates that of simplicity and understanding, two traits the rich and stupid will never