I don't doubt many people got into politics with good intentions, perhaps
to ferret out the very abuse they later perpetrate, it is like going into a leper
colony to help the sick, in all likelihood you will become contaminated yourself.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
No truer words were ever spoken.
The only fix is to re-cycle the positions regularly, before they get corrupted, before they become 'POLITICIANS'. If they refuse to leave they could be ground up and used for compost on the White House Lawn, there is no other 'good' use for a real politician.
to enrich themselves and those that help them stay in office.
They don't feel themselves corrupt as whatever it is 'they' do it is for the 'good' of their minions. <sic>
It has been said that politics is the 2nd oldest occupation, the 1st being prostitution. It is my opinion however, that the two are almost indistinguishable.
1. One who is actively involved or skilled in politics, especially one who holds a political office. Like a skilled thief or embezzler.
2. One who deceives or outmaneuvers others for personal gain: distrusted him as the office politician.
Politicians make up congress, a literal den of thieves.
Politicians rile against 'pork' but in reality there is nothing they like more.
Politicians even considered converting your 401K to 'their' newly found SS slush fund.
Funny how these 545 people know absolutely what is good for 300 million people.&147;sic&149;
Congress paid $17 million in bribes (your money) to keep their deviant behavior secret.
(CNN)Two things have become painfully clear on Capitol Hill this week: Lawmakers and staffers say sexual harassment is "rampant" -- but even members of Congress have no idea just how widespread the problem is.
The controversial and sensitive issue has taken center stage in Congress this week, with female lawmakers making fresh allegations of sexual harassment against unnamed members who are currently in office, and the unveiling of a new bill on Wednesday to change how sexual harassment complaints are reported and resolved. On Thursday, a woman shared her story of being groped and kissed without her consent by Sen. Al Franken in 2006.
So far, there's been little specific data to help illuminate just how pervasive sexual harassment is on Capitol Hill, but one figure has emerged: the total that the Office of Compliance, the office that handles harassment complaints, has paid to victims.
On Thursday, the Office of Compliance released additional information indicating that it has paid victims more than $17 million since its creation in the 1990s. That includes all settlements, not just related to sexual harassment, but also discrimination and other cases.
Taken from the liberal CNN, By MJ Lee, Sunlen Serfaty and Juana Summers, CNN Updated 8:10 PM ET, Thu November 16, 2017.
I copied part of the article, anything that looks bad for the 'left' often gets deleted from places like CNN. So this was copied, cut & paste from their article. I cannot just provide a link, it is apt to disappear.
When was this money paid out?
According to a report from the Office of Compliance, more than $17 million has been paid out in settlements over a period of 20 years -- 1997 to 2017.
How many settlements have there been?
According to the OOC data released Thursday, there have been 268 settlements. On Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier, the California Democrat who unveiled a bill to reform the OOC, announced at a news conference Wednesday that there had been 260 settlements. The previous tally did not include settlements paid in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Do you know what income tax is? It is collateral on the national debt. The scum-bags in congress are using your great great great grandchildren as collateral for debt.
Can you borrow money and never pay it back?? NO! and neither can your government. Those greedy bastards continue to borrow and borrow without the slightest thought to paying anything back, as long as they get their paycheck and the graft from their position of 'trust'.
The Republicans are almost(?) as corrupt, they are; after all, ☠POLITICIANS☠..
Democratic Sen. Charged With Accepting Coffee Kickbacks. (ho hum, another kick-back, an almost minute by minute happening in our nations capitol)
Brian A. Joyce was charged in a federal indictment Friday with using his Senate office as a front to collect about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that were laundered through his law firm, along with getting hundreds of pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts…
Fox News Voices added a new episode.
November 2 ·
"This is by far the worst thing - and I've covered the Clintons for years - they have ever done."
Sean Hannity reacted to Donna Brazile's bombshell claim that the DNC rigged the Democratic presidential primary to ensure that Hillary Clinton won the nomination. http://bit.ly/2yqhRug
Wake-up America, what 'they' say and what 'they' do is two different things.