Congressman: “People should donate more if they want results”

money politicsAt 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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10 thoughts on “Congressman: “People should donate more if they want results”

  1. Peace&Justice Lady May 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply

    They make six figures, and they want more. Release the name of the greedy jerk who said it.

    • Mike May 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm Reply

      Well ya they want more, with the current system, corporations that are making record profits in a time of belt tightening for EVERYONE else including government, are able to “donate” six figures each most likely… they don’t campaign for the six figure salary – they do so for the $ you DON’T see. This is why we need public financing of campaigns etc. Take the money out of politics, and this will all change, or get a majority of folks to pay attention and hold them accountable, just as it says at the end of this article.

  2. Gypsy Magick May 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Unfortunately citizens don’t usually have the readily available donation funds that corporations do. We see who they serve? Who gives them money!

  3. Allen Henson May 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm Reply

    It is about time that lobbyists are run out of a job. we vote the lawmakers into office, pay their outlandish salaries and benefits. It is time for them to do the job that we elect them for. I would love to have somebody else pay my expenses.

  4. Magginkat (@Magginkat) June 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm Reply

    I have to ask…..Is this a joke?

    Has it ever dawned on anyone that the money these lobbyists are handing out to Congress people/legislators comes mostly from the working stiffs in this country who are paying more than their fair share of taxes? Yep….lots of those tax dollars go to the corporations in the form of subsidies, Those corporations, in turn, pay these lobbyists to do their dirty work and to pass out that cash and still they want ‘more’ donations from us the working class. I guess that could be called some kind of ponzi scheme where we the tax payers get screwed no matter what we do.

    • danielle July 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply

      copied from this page. Tribune Herald is for satirical purposes only.

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  6. Steve June 5, 2013 at 4:43 am Reply

    What nonsense. The more cost effective way to get better results out of politicians is to lynch the worst behaving ones from time to time.

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  8. danielle July 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply

    btw, in the lower right hand part of this page is this line. Tribune Herald is for satirical purposes only. This might tell you whether this article and everything on this website is legit or not. Of course the definition of statirical purposes might have changed since the last time I looked it up.

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