Lobbyist Offers Make Jaws Drop

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by IJ Reilly, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I don't know about jaws dropping, but the doors revolve so quickly these days, it certainly makes our heads spin. This story hasn't gotten much attention to date, but I think that might be changing.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lobby9feb09,1,5027101.story
     
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    as far as 'avoiding even the appearance of impropriety', i see that 'the buck doesn't stop here'.
     
  3. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    No, but at least a million bucks will be making an appearance in Billy Tauzin's pocket.
     
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    i found this article very depressing. ethics, mush less shame, are long-gone from our political process. our political system is not so much a government as it is an auction.

    and there is no way to enforce any decorum because the fox is guarding the henhouse.
     
  5. diamond geezer macrumors regular

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    The US political system should be held up as a "what not to do" example.

    It's dirty from top to bottom.
     
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    I don't know about "from top to bottom," but it's not a little ironic that we're pretending to show other countries how democracy is supposed to work.
     

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