posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 02:01 PM
Essentially, politicians must turn to their "constituents" for funding. It takes a whole lot of money to run a campaign, and whenever the money is
coming from those who have a special interest, which is virtually everybody, that money does not come without strings attached. If the politicians
don't do what the lobbyists want, they can threaten to cut future fudning, but more importantly, they can cut support, because they also have other
politicians in their pockets.
There are other things they could do as well. And yes, those who "play ball" with these special interests groups do in fact get many perks. One of
the biggest perks we've seen in recent times has been cushy new jobs waiting when the politician gets out of office. And sometimes there are people
who had worked for special interest groups or companies who are big lobbyists, who then go into politics. We know who they really look out for.
I have long stated that this corruption and collusion can be eliminated via certain new laws. First of all, eliminate private campaign funding. And
you want to know the BIGGEST problem in politics, and why it persists? It is the two-party system. Get this. For a new party to get on the ballot, it
has to be approved by the Democrats and Republicans. Why would they willingly allow more competition? THAT is just insane in my opinion, that things
operate this way. Anyway, eliminating private funding would be a good first step.
The next step would be to end lobbying altogether. THAT is the main reason we have corruption, aside from crooked politicians. Think about this for a
second...What kind of person wants to rule over other people to begin with? I hold that many politicians have unknown mental problems, or character
disorders, and this is what makes them so susceptible to corruption. They already are the types of people who seek power, and I don't think that is a