At a congressional luncheon today, when asked about the effectiveness of their representation, several members stated that if people would donate more money to sitting members of congress, then perhaps they would get better results like the lobbyists do.
“Money and politics are like peas and carrots” stated one congressional member. “People just don’t realize that we have to eat too, and they have to pay to play just like everyone else.”
The comments came as a shock to the public, even as people already realize the reality of the statements.
Corporate lobbyist John Scutter stated “hey all of our time is valuable, it costs money, and it’s not my problem that other people don’t have the money to buy a politician’s time and votes, in fact it’s my job to do it. Perhaps they should take a page out of our book and write the legislation for them, that always saves a little time and money.”
There are a minority in congress who disagreed with that view though, with one of them stating “while it is true that money does matter in politics since campaigning costs money and there is really no way around that, purchasing legislative favors is simply immoral. The reality is though that if people would simply pay attention to what’s going on and organize against the other corrupt politicians, we could probably have some pretty nice things in this country.”
This piece intentionally excludes any remarks made by independent and third party candidates because they don’t matter.
The incumbents involved at the luncheon will likely sail through re-election come next November.
By: George M. Spooner
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