Lobbyists As The New Celebrities? Cheering On Those Who Abuse The System

from the the-greedconomy dept

In the first half of this decade, the press liked to cheer on those hedge fund bosses, who abused the financial system to great wealth. These days, of course, with the economy in the tank, the press needs to find some other class of system-abusers to cheer on. As Copycense notes, it looks like DC lobbyists may be getting the celebrity treatment these days, similar to the hedge fund batch a few years ago. It's as if the press gleefully looks for those who abuse the system for greed to celebrate. What a shame.

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    zellamayzao, 5 Oct 2009 @ 7:28am

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    Its not a "bribe" its a donation, or a gift. You cant make gift giving illegal or donations outlawed. Then Santa would be in jail for eternity and charities would disappear. Thats how they get a way with it.

    Oh and forgetting to file your taxes and not telling the truth on them if you do is a good way to get around it as well. But dont you dare think about doing that, the IRS will be at your door so fast for that extra hundred bucks you earned helping your neighbors cut their grass but its okay for senators and representatives to lie on their taxes. They represent the people.

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