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  • to be fair, you can do some great slapstick with revolving doors.
  • After their terms expire, congressmen should be put out to pasture in a monastery-style retirement community where they grow their own food and sew their own clothes from sackcloth.

    This would solve so many problems.
  • The whole point of becoming a politician is to gain power and influence so you can make an obscene amount of money in the private sector.
    Why else would you go into politics?  To help society?  How naive.
  • "Money makes the world go 'round..."

    This should come as a surprise to nobody.
  • Our orders are low for this month. We were told one of the reason was not inflation, but orders are always down in an election year. If election spending is so out of control that it stunts the economy. that's pretty sick.
  • I learned from those who study the collapse of civilization. This is one of the signs.
  • The relationship between the banks and the government is so incestuous, it has its own porn stream channel.
  • Vhale: Our orders are low for this month. We were told one of the reason was not inflation, but orders are always down in an election year. If election spending is so out of control that it stunts the economy. that's pretty sick.


    The economy always takes a nose dive in election years as the speculators piss them selves for no reason.
  • Where the hell have you been since 6000 BCE, subby?
  • Kind of makes you wish there was a sudden roof collapse.
  • Bovine Diarrhea Virus: The whole point of becoming a politician is to gain power and influence so you can make an obscene amount of money in the private sector.
    Why else would you go into politics?  To help society?  How naive.


    It would be nice if some of the octogenarians in Congress took the hint and went the golden parachute private sector route instead of continuing to help society.
  • Gyrfalcon: Where the hell have you been since 6000 BCE, subby?


    Living under a big rock until some meta-human threw it at some billionaire vigilante.
  • Chthonic Echoes: After their terms expire, congressmen should be put out to pasture in a monastery-style retirement community where they grow their own food and sew their own clothes from sackcloth.

    This would solve so many problems.


    An "old yeller" scenario would be better.
  • WhiskeySticks: Kind of makes you wish there was a sudden roof collapse.


    That hurts us even more.

    'My finger hurts, better cut off my arm'
  • This is why it is important that Federal and Congressional salaries should ACTUALLY reflect the value of the people in those positions.  It is a lot harder to bribe someone when they have a lot of money.  Also, the brain drain that occurs when these top people are poached is bad for society.

    So the next time you lament that "overpaid" Top government officials are making $170K, understand that their counterparts in private industry are making WAAYYY more than that.  While they are still with the government, for the most part, they are working in the best interest of the government and society.  Once they are poached away, they might initially keep that ethical focus but once they see what kind of bonuses they can get for prioritizing the new company over the american people, they will quickly change their minds.

    Just like in all other things in life, you get what you pay for.
  • skinink: The relationship between the banks and the government is so incestuous, it has its own porn stream channel.


    C-SPAN?
  • Farkonaut: Vhale: Our orders are low for this month. We were told one of the reason was not inflation, but orders are always down in an election year. If election spending is so out of control that it stunts the economy. that's pretty sick.

    The economy always takes a nose dive in election years as the speculators piss them selves for no reason.


    A huge amount of financial/stock marketeering is basically high-stakes gambling with an element of rent-seeking added for flavor.
  • Bovine Diarrhea Virus: The whole point of becoming a politician is to gain power and influence so you can make an obscene amount of money in the private sector.
    Why else would you go into politics?  To help society?  How naive.


    They don't have to wait untill they retire. Citizens United allows them to put out the "For Sale" sign on the office door the minute after they are sworn in. Democracy cannot survive Citizens United.
  • sleze: This is why it is important that Federal and Congressional salaries should ACTUALLY reflect the value of the people in those positions.  It is a lot harder to bribe someone when they have a lot of money.  Also, the brain drain that occurs when these top people are poached is bad for society.

    So the next time you lament that "overpaid" Top government officials are making $170K, understand that their counterparts in private industry are making WAAYYY more than that.  While they are still with the government, for the most part, they are working in the best interest of the government and society.  Once they are poached away, they might initially keep that ethical focus but once they see what kind of bonuses they can get for prioritizing the new company over the american people, they will quickly change their minds.

    Just like in all other things in life, you get what you pay for.


    And pigs can fly
  • Republicans decided Money is Speech.

    I'm not about to hold Democrats to a different standard for observing the rules of a system they can neither change or be elected without.

    So truly, both sides are actually bad, but anyone who votes for the party who owns 100% of the responsibility isn't the answer.

    Work on supporting Democrats who will change the system.
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    unusual_whales: This is inexcusable. A truly wild moment yesterday from the House Financial Services Committee, where they laugh about the revolving door from Congress to the banks. https://t.co/LnHDlj6ZJu


    Subby, you act like this hasn't happened before, just watch the Bleeding Edge documentary about the medical device industry. The FDA approval board "laughed" about approving a device that had little to no actual numbers to its study. It was for a female sterilization device that relies on inflammation to seal a woman's fallopian tubes.
  • too big to fail, thanks Obama.
  • Vhale: Our orders are low for this month. We were told one of the reason was not inflation, but orders are always down in an election year. If election spending is so out of control that it stunts the economy. that's pretty sick.


    My business' orders are indeed generally lower around election time.
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