Voting for the the “Lesser Evil” or Better Liars?

With 26 days left until the election, perhaps it’s worthwhile to reflect on what this whole charade is really is all about…something majority of American voters do not quite understand.

Congress doesn’t actually write legislation, special interest groups or lobbyists do. Lobbyists are paid very handsomely to get politicians to go along with the need of the special interest group. The last item of legislation written by congress was probably sometime around the mid 1990’s.

“It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.” – George Carlin. He sums up the state of the country today even though he’s been dead for 12 years.

Today, legislation is sub-contracted to a section of DC outfits known as K-Street. That’s where the lobbying industry lives. Lobbyists write the laws; congress sells the laws; lobbyists then pay congress lucrative commissions for passing their laws that will use your taxpayer dollars to enrich them. That’s the modern legislative business in DC.

Remember this when you are voting for a Congressional Rep or a U.S. Senator you are not voting for a person who will write laws. Your rep only votes on legislation to approve or disapprove of projects that are written by special interest groups and sold to them through lobbyists who work for those outside groups.

Back home in Tanzania, when we talk about paying-off politicians, we call it bribery. However, when we undertake the same process in the U.S. we call it “lobbying”. This is how politicians become multi-millionaires.

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