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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 03:41 AM

What's the difference between bribery and funding for politicians? [View all]

Since the Koch brothers' businessman's network worked with Republicans to create this current crisis, and since you can bet they are protecting their positions in regard to any economic fallout if (tho it seems like when) the House refuses to fund the govt. debt - which will have international repercussions...

anyway, members of the House can be impeached for bribery, treason, high crimes, etc...

why isn't it bribery when a small group of businessmen act in their interest to the detriment of the majority of the people of this nation?

Since bribery is defined as The offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of something of value for the purpose of influencing the action of an official in the discharge of his or her public or legal duties.
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it seems that the way elections are funded are themselves bribery.

Can someone explain the difference between the current set up and bribery?

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