Government  Corruption, Pork-Barrel, Corporate Welfare, Waste, etc.  .  .  .


   
  Pressing Problems  that  BloatedDo-Nothing Congress  continues to ignore
  CONGRESS' To-Do List (see what Congress has done since the NOV-2006 election)
  10+ Abuses that did not come about by mere coincidence and the painful consequences.
  10 Examples of Government Waste
  Massive Waste (Citizens Against Government Waste)
  Corporate  Welfare , Subsidies for the wealthy , (more. . .)
  Government  Fraud ; Constitutional violations; Article V of the Constitution;
  Government  Corruption and numerous false statements followed by numerous blunders.
  Campaign Finance Fraud ; government is FOR-SALE (a tiny 0.3% of 200 million eligible voters make 83% of all federal campaign donations)
  Politicians  Above the Law (the 546 Clinton pardons; 140 on his last day in office)
  Cu$hy Perk$ (and Congress gave itself 10 raises in the 12 years between 1997 and 2009)
  Cu$hy Retirement Plans for Congress Persons
The massive $Loading...  National Debt, Borrowing, and Spending
  Interest on the National Debt (it would take 222 years at only 2.5% interest to pay down only 33% of the National Debt)
  Debt and Excessive Money-Printing (excessive Money-Printing causes Inflation)
  Legal Plunder: Eminent Domain Abuse
  Politicians Pit American Citizens and Illegal Aliens Against Each Other (it's despicable)
  A dozen banks receiving hundreds of billions in rescue funds from the federal government and federal reserve, requested visas for more than 21,800 foreign workers over the past 6 years for positions that included senior vice presidents, corporate lawyers, junior investment analysts and human resources specialists.
  Greedy banks push up interest rates which push up record-high foreclosures (10,000 per day in August, 2008). Some credit card banks (a.k.a. loan shark banks) charge up to 64% interest.
  Badly-Needed, Common-Sense Reforms  (that can never be passed until voters make it happen)
  The Human Factor (we must understand and account for the human factor)
  The Cheater's Philosophy  (learn to recognize control mechanisms; such as partisan warfare)
  Solutions ; Help to Educate Others (peacefully force government to be responsible and accountable too!)
  PROs and CONs (why to stop re-electing irresponsible incumbent politicians)
  Do the Voters Must Like Corruption?  Then Why Reward Congress With 95% Re-Election Rates?
Consider the Following Scenario (must we always learn the hard way?)
Frequently Asked Questions

Look  at  what irresponsible incumbent politicians in CONGRESS do daily as our troops risk life and limb :
=   Vote for $107,000 to study the sex life of the Japanese quail  or  Vote for body armor for troops without body armor ?
=   Vote for $1.2 million to study the breeding habits of the woodchuck  or  vote for more funding for disabled veterans ?
=   Vote for $150,000 to study the Hatfield-McCoy feud   or  vote for more armor for Humvees and military vehicles ?
=   Vote for $84,000 to find out why people fall in love  or  vote to secure the nation's near wide-open borders ?
=   Vote for $1 million to study why people don't ride bikes to work  or  vote to fix the levees in New Orleans ?
=   Vote for $19 million to examine gas emissions from cow flatulence  or  shore up the plundered Social Security and Medicare systems?
=   Vote for $144,000 to see if pigeons follow human economic laws  or  vote for funding for flu vaccines ?
=   Vote for funds to study the cause of rudeness on tennis courts and examine smiling patterns in bowling alleys  or  improve public education ?
=   Vote for $219,000 to teach college students how to watch television  or  vote to use that money for scholarships ?
=   Vote for $2 million to construct an ancient Hawaiian canoe  or  secure the nation's coastal ports ?
=   Vote for $20 million for a demonstration project to build wooden bridges  or  repair our crumbling infrastructure (bridges, roads, railways, tunnels, etc.) ?
=   Vote for $160,000 to study if you can hex an opponent by drawing an X on his chest  or  reduce election/voting fraud ?
=   Vote for $800,000 for a restroom on Mt. McKinley  or  vote for better medical care for injured soldiers and veterans ?
=   Vote for $100,000 to study how to avoid falling spacecraft  or  vote for funding better defense systems ?
=   Vote for $16,000 to study the operation of the komungo, a Korean stringed instrument  or  vote for funding to fight diabetes, aids, and other diseases ?
=   Vote for $1 million to preserve a sewer in Trenton, NJ, as a historic monument  or  improve existing water treatment and sewer systems?
=   Vote for $6,000 for a document on Worcestershire sauce  or  vote for better intelligence that would prevent us from going to war for the wrong reasons ?
=   Vote for $10,000 to study the effect of naval communications on a bull's potency  or  vote for communications and aerial surveillance of our borders and coastlines ?
=   Vote for $100,000 to research soybean-based ink  or  vote for funding to increase produce production ?
=   Vote for $1 million for a Seafood Consumer Center  or  vote for reform for our ridiculous tax system ?
=   $75,000 for Onondaga County for the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame;
=   $250,000 added by the House for the North Creek Ski Bowl in the district of House appropriator John Sweeney (R-N.Y.);
=   $250,000 added by the Senate for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. to support community programs;
=   $775,000 for the Biltmore Hotel in the district of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.);
=   $300,000 for Baltimore for the relocation of the Center Garage;
=   $150,000 added in conference for the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Ga.;
=   $100,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation;
=   And the one that best epitomizes the misplaced priorities of government:  $57,000 spent by the Executive Branch for gold-embossed playing cards on Air Force Two.
=   Congress has given itself a raise 10 times in the 12 years between 1997 to 2009.
=   And all of that above is just the tip of the iceberg.  Imagine this going on while many U.S. troops can not get adequate medical care and promised benefits.  It's a disgrace!  
=   Congress despicably pits American citizens and illegal aliens against each other, refuses to enforce the laws, and refuses to address illegal immigration.  Homeland Security is a joke when ports and borders are wide-open.
= $2.3 Trillion missing (yes, that's Trillion with a "T"), and no one in Congress seems to care (January, 2006).
=   more pork-barrel, waste, graft, and corporate welfare . . .
=   more problems ignored, growing in number and severity . . .

Does any of that (above) strike you as a Congress that is responsible and accountable ?
How could Congress do this while our troops risk life and limb ?
Starting unnecessary wars is bad enough, but following it with blunder after blunder makes it even worse.
Our troops deserve much better.
It isn't just irresponsible. 
It is dangerous and immoral. 
It is threatening the future and security of the nation, and heaping an astronomical debt burden onto future generations.

The voters can change that.  Voters can simply do the one simple, common-sense, non-partisan, inexpensive, peaceful, and responsible thing they were supposed to be doing all along,  to peacefully force a balance of power between government and the people (not simply shift it or strip all power to accomplish anything),  to peacefully force government to be accountable and responsible too:

= Simply stop rewarding irresponsible incumbent politicians by repeatedly re-electing them. 

Why?  Because incumbents will never allow newcomers to pass any badly-needed, common-sense reforms that may possibly reduce incumbents' opportunities for self-gain or the power of their cu$hy, coveted seats.  Incumbents always outnumber newcomers.  Incumbents tempt, pressure, threaten, shun, and isolate newcomers that do not accept the status quo.  And when it comes down to what each political party does (not what they say), there is little difference between the two. What does it matter which is more corrupt and irresponsible, when Congress, as a whole, is  corrupt and irresponsible
?

Voters have a simple choice: 
(a)  Simply stop repeatedly rewarding irresponsible incumbent politicians with 85%-to-90% re-election rates..
(b)  Or, learn the hard way (again). 
 
Want to put an end to this irresponsible pork-barrel, waste, and corruption ? 
Stop repeatedly rewarding and empowering irresponsible incumbent politicians with re-election, and then demand that Do-Nothing Congress finally pass some badly-needed, common-sense, no-brainer reforms, such as a  One-Purpose-Per-BILL amendment

 
Watchdog,  Anti-Corruption,  and Voter-Education Organizations:
  Big Money and Politics (NPR)
  Campaign Contributions
  Center for Public Integrity
  Citizens Against Government Waste (cagw.org)
  CommonCause (CommonCause.org)
  Corporations.org
  CorpWatch.org
  The Criminal Class
  Defrauding America
  Drugging  America
  FactCheck.org
  Fair Vote
  Friends Of the Article V Convention (FOAVC.ORG)
  Mother Jones
  OpenSecrets.org
  Politicial Money Line
  PoliWatch
  The Pork Page (akdart.com)
  Project Vote Smart
  Project On Government Oversight (pogo.org)
  Public Citizen (citizen.org)
  Tax Payers Against Fraud
  Tax Payers for Common Sense
  Washington Corruption Probe
     
  Anti-Incumbents
  Citizens For Term Limits
  Incumbents Out
  No-Incumbents
  NoToIncumbents
  Out With Incumbents
  Reclaim Democracy
  TenureCorrupts
  ThomasDaly
  VoterRebellion
     
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