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Oh, yes, they’d whine, but they were happy enough to take credit for passing all these boondoggles. Now it is their turn to pay. But that is just a one-time deal. What we need is a system by which all elected officials are held responsible for the debts they run up. Naturally, we would then require them to put down a deposit, of some hundreds of thousands for local offices and some tens of millions for a state-wide office, some billions for the Presidency. Of course, if they went over the limit we had established, they would have to pay that, too, and no bankruptcy relief for politicians, nosiree!
“But then the only people who would get elected to high offices would be the rich and their flunkeys!” As if that were not the case now. Under my plan, at least they would have to buy their licenses to steal, and it would be fun watching them squirm. We should also have to make one minor adjustment in our system of jurisprudence. Politicians being politicians, the presumption would be guilt, and the dirty politicos would have to prove their innocence. Ron Paul and a few others would go Scot free; the rest would go where they belong.
Imagine Mitch McConnell joining Harry Reid, doing life at hard labor.
I turned 91 in prison
Doing life without parole.
“No one could steer me right,”
Obama cried, Obama cried,
“Ron Paul tried to learn me better,
But his pleading I denied.
And now I’m breaking rocks
Because I lied”