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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:38 PM
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Votes in U.S. House Reflect Contributions, study says.
http://www.statesman.com/asection/content/auto/epaper/e...

AP Shows That In Most Cases Lawmakers Vote The Way Donars Want.

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I wonder how much AP paid for this study? I could have told them the results for free! This is why reform will never be instigated by those inside the Beltway.

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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:43 PM
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1. AP: "We've learned how to state the obvious"
<EOM>
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thermodynamic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:48 PM
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2. In which case, we now know we're doomed to live in corporate fascism
What can we do? :shrug:
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 09:58 PM
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4. Stay the course: stick our collective heads in the sand never questioning,
criticizing, or voicing dissent all the while the mainstream media shill for their entire wish/want-list?
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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 08:49 PM
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3. LOL.... investigation..... that would be a change.
This is business as usual. If the press cannot for a second examine the Bush/Enron relationship....contributions and benfits receieved...there is no hope for the smaller fish being examined.
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indypaul Donating Member (896 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:04 PM
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5. Why am I NOT
shocked, shocked? Round up all the usual suspects and
we'll have another fund raiser.
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stevebreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:12 PM
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6. giveing money to influence votes is NOT how it works
what relay happens is you meet or answer questionares that indicate how you will vote. If you agree with the big money you get moeny ot run if not no one ever hears of you as you don't have the cash to compeat.

What makes America great is we CAN change this it will take a lot of work but we still have some semblance of democracy.
:kick:
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:48 PM
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7. Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 11:15 PM
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8. Wow! Ya think?
I hope we didn't have to pay for this study of the obvious.
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