New Frontiers in Bribery: paying off Americans to open ANWR

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Hoooo-ly crap. If you thought the Republicans were a culture of corruption before, wait till you read this:

    "Psst. Hey, buddy. What'll you take to support the opening of ANWR? Is $100 enough?"

    That's the way I see it anyway. Some of the other stuff in their package is just b.s., such as prosecuting retailers for inflating gas prices. Retailers -- gas stations -- typically don't do this. The oil companies do.

    So what do you think? (Slips everyone at MR an envelope) Can we count on your support? ;)

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  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    I think its funny to see the republicans scrambling on all these issues when they & Bush had years to do something. Working hard for the corporations,working harder to screw the American worker & tax Payer. Heck these clowns cant even close the border during a time of so called "war':rolleyes: Better look close because the republicans arent trustworthy anymore.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    What a lovely way to bribe the electorate. When will these cheques be sent out? Three days before polling day, by any chance?

    "Here's your $100 check. Vote Republican!"

    As for Alaska, the uber-capitalists WILL get their greedy little mitts on it one day. Then they will get their greedy little mitts on Antarctica and dig that up too. And once they've poisoned the Earth making it sufficiently uninhabitable for mammals, the human race will die.

    Depressed yet?
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    How cynical. How unsurprising.

    As for buying off voters to support oil development, the Senate could learn a lot from the state of Alaska. They've got it down to an art.
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    gee, the last time we were bought off, we got $300.
     
  6. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Does this intend to imply that I will effectively be borrowing $100 from my future self?

    I love time-travel.
     
  7. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    $100 bucks doesnt come close to my fuel cost increase, it went up hundreds.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'll take $100 a week... and think about it. And still say no. Find some oil somewhere else.
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Well MR....i will only ask this once...*Howie Mandel Voice* Deal...or no deal...



    Bless
     
  10. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Does this mean we'll only suffer 1/3 of the subsequent degeneration?
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i think it's more of a reflection of the declining value of our vote.
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    I'm surprised no one has made the comment about where they can stick their $100.
     
  13. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Ah yes, throw the peasants a few crumbs to quiet the revolt.
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    The idea is getting roundly panned from all directions. No one (besides the politicians) thinks a $100 refund is anything other than pandering during an election year.
     

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