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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 9
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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.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:39 PM
You have to love the irony. "Our watchdog group thinks you need to take more things out of the budget" politician: "Ok sure no problem we'll start by cutting your department"

Reminds me of that Drew Carey show episode where he gets his new dream job only to convince management that his position is not needed within a few days of working there.
 
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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