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"We take it very seriously. Fundamentally, we believe it is wrong to sell your vote," said John Aiken, a spokesman for the office. "There are people that have died for this country for our right to vote, and to take something that lightly, to say, 'I can be bought.' From the above sourced link MyEmphasis
The program — called the Army Advantage Fund — is described in the commercials as a way to buy a home or start a small business. The bonuses are scaled to the amount of time spent on active duty. For example, the Army offers $25,000 for three years. And you don't get the money until you finish your commitment.
Originally posted by citizen smith
Why is it considered acceptable for a politician to 'benefit' from a lobby group and vote in their favour on a bill or amendment in parliament/senate in return, but not for a private citizen to do the same with their vote?