It gets us back to WHERE’S MINE?
It used to be that it was an honor to serve in government. A person spent a lifetime building a career, or a company, or something, and then said, “Let me give back something.” They ran for public office, and they spent a few years in government trying to make the world a better place to live in.”
My, how times have changed. Now government is a pathway to great WEALTH. It used to be POWER. The average Congressman makes 5,200 per year in government salary. The leadership in both houses makes about ,000 more.
In the last 5 years, both parties have accepted about million worth of trips. All of it is from corporations, and other groups seeking favor about some legislation. This means a giant corporation sends a representative, or a Senator to Hawaii, or Paris for a week or two, and boom a bill is moved along, or passed that results in the taxpayers awarding a 0 million