Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson

The mid term elections are almost here and the tides are shifting in the only area that politicians pay attention to, big business is shifting its contributions. There has been an increase in the amount of money being given to Democratic candidates. The Republicans still get the lion’s share of the money but the democrats contributions have increased by 5 to 10 %. Overall they get about 1/3 of the PAC money. A lot of big corporations are actually giving more to them than to the Republicans. I guess they think that some of the seats of their pet Congressmen are going to change hands and they have to start bribing the other guy.
Another thing that is changing is that the corporations are starting to forge ties with lobbying organizations who employ and have ties with Democrats, and the big lobbyists who employ Republicans are starting to hire Democrats from Congressional offices.

“Our approach to our political contributions is that we support those who will support us or will give us an ear,” said David Howard for Reynolds American. They used to have the word tobacco in their name.

Now if Joe Blow from Hicksville, USA says this I don’t worry too much, but when it’s a corporation with millions of dollars to spend I start to get annoyed.
It’s been going on for years and years but I am more and more amazed by the brazen openness of the bribery that is going on now.
It seems that the quote at the top of the page no longer applies.
The roaches aren’t scared of the light anymore.
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  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    what pisses me off is, the schmucks will work for the government in say the enviroment and then will go go work for lobbyest for someone that is lobbying against the enviroment..fuckers..I dispise them all..fuckers..oh wait, i already said that...

  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    yup, that's why i give 25 cents each year to both the jews and the catholics.

    i draw the line at muslims though.

  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger Josh

    They may not be afraid of the light, but there's always the steel-toed boot of karma.