Monday, October 20, 2014

News, Etc.

The cost of campaigns has gotten progressively worse over the years, especially since the USSC has legalized wholesale bribery:

Some in Congress, Democrats in the main, have called for a constitutional amendment to undo the Citizens United ruling, a proposal that would seem to be a nonstarter in the current political climate. Others are left yearning for another Watergate — a juicy scandal to shake things up and perhaps, as in the past, become a catalyst for change. Martin T. Meehan, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a former Democratic congressman from that state, spoke to Politico in August about the ways of Washington. “It always takes a scandal in order to get Congress to reform itself,” he said.

Foxes guarding the chicken coop and all that.

It's called "culling the herd."


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