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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 04:15 AM

7. Not much. Except that funding is earmarked for the politician's office or campaign; whereas bribery

generally means money for personal use. The boundaries are often blurred, however.

A lot of funding for politicians really is just legalized bribery in its effect. We (UK) used to suffer much less from it than the USA; and probably still do, but it's getting worse. E.g. Andrew Lansley's office got quite a lot of money from a private health insurance company, and I'm sure this didn't have anything to do with his decisions to sell off, ooops I mean reform, the NHS.

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