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Response to Samantha (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 03:21 AM

11. Yes, however, you don't have to profit directly from something to have your vote benefit you.

Campaign donations, either directly to the politician or to a PAC or to the *wink* national party *wing often make direct benefits look like peanuts. And then, there are also all kinds of other benefits to politicians coming from lobbyists.

Each side can publish and underscore these scandals about the either side until the cows come home. Bottom line, though, look at the shape the country is in. One side did not get it in this shape.

And I bet if you were to go to a Republican site, you could find stories like that about Dems. Those stories might be exaggerated, even false, but i promise you, they are not all false.

BTW, who makes the rules that allow members of Congress to vote on matters that put money in their own pockets? Congress. Who signs those votes? The President. I cannot say I know the history of those votes off the top of my head, but I bet you my home that more than one party was responsible for those votes.

I am tired of playing the blue vs. red game. As far as I can tell, the only ones winning that game are professional politicians, pundits, etc. The only game in which I have an interest anymore is the 90% vs. the 10%--and that 10% includes politicians of both of the largest two parties.

All else is a distraction, as best I have been able to discern, one shiny thing after another to divert us magpies while they take what is left of the country, polluting what is left of our clean air and clean water as they take it.

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