US Politicians For Sale?

This is why Washington politics is corrupt and why it will forever remain corrupt.

Also, understand that even Ron Paul who complains about Washington himself is a Washington politician who accepts corporate money and who accepts earmarks for his state. If Ron Paul left politics, I’m sure he could find a lobbyist job.

No one, not even Ron Paul, gets into Washington and stays there without playing the game. All politicians are corrupt. Some politicians may be less corrupt, but still all are corrupt. No real libertarian or real liberal will ever be elected as president. Corporations own the government and we are all indentured servants of our capitalist overlords.

Politicians don’t represent the voter. Politicians work for corporations. The corruption in Washington politics is merely a symptom of the disease that is capitalism. The tiny fraction of a percentage of the world’s population who are the powerful elite own almost all the wealth, almost all the land, almost all the media, almost all the corporations.

We live in a Banana Republic. Politics is just the theatre that capitalists put on to keep the masses distracted, to keep the poor working class from revolting. Bread and Circus. Enjoy the show!

Corporations, Corruption, Cronyism, etc. (links, videos)

Here is just a bunch of links and videos I’ve come across recently. 

Most of this relates to scandalous behavior and the corrupt backroom deals behind the political news that typically gets superficially reported in the mainstream media. But some of it is just about the funding behind different groups and movements. I’ve also thrown in, from Source Watch, some related topics that are relevant to the issues of funding and lobbyist groups (specifically related to Koch Industries and Mitch McConnell). 

It’s not a systematic list or anything. It’s more like a tangled web of some stuff that caught my attention. Enjoy!

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tea_Party_movement_funding
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tax_Day_Tea_Party
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tea_Party_Express
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tea_Party_Patriots
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tea_Party_Nation
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Ron_Paul
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Mitch_McConnell
http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Mitch_McConnell
http://www.kentucky.com/2006/10/20/11062/two-for-the-money.html
http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/04/13/a-gop-financial-reform-bellwether/
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=David_H._Koch
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Charles_G._Koch
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Koch_Family_Foundations
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Koch_Industries
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Koch_think_tanks
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Global_warming
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_change
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Climate_change_skeptics
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=The_Sixth_Great_Extinction