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(Center for Public Integrity)   Funny how political spending doubles, and yet, politicians are reducing the budget of the political spending watchdog. God bless America   (publicintegrity.org) divider line 8
    More: Asinine, Fe C, Federal Election Commission, Office of Management and Budget, God bless  
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2014-01-15 09:23:24 AM  
"And yet"? More like "so obviously".
 
2014-01-15 09:36:52 AM  
Do I detect a trend where politicians go to any length imaginable to gain or maintain office?

Oh no.  Why would I ever get that impression?
 
2014-01-15 09:41:52 AM  

ristst: Do I detect a trend where politicians go to any length imaginable to gain or maintain office?

Oh no.  Why would I ever get that impression?


As the public sector grows, so do the stakes.  Same thing goes on in private sector, it's just accepted as the norm.
 
2014-01-15 10:13:40 AM  

FLMountainMan: As the public sector grows


Hypothetically speaking of course, since this is not actually true in any meaningful way in the past few years.

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2014-01-15 10:56:51 AM  
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Apporves, sort of
 
2014-01-15 11:51:34 AM  
Watchdogs can't help.  The only thing that can stop a bad politician with massive piles of special interest money is a good politician with massive piles of special interest money.
 
2014-01-15 01:22:26 PM  
It's like bribery in reverse: don't pay the cop so he is already looking the other way.
 
2014-01-16 03:44:55 AM  
Methinks we can get a leg up on this by taxing the rich farks...
 
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