politics and corruption-birds of the same feather

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    Sheila watsonposted 8 years ago

    Why do we still refuse to accept the painful fact that no matter how politics is played, it has corruption written all over it? i wonder or what do you think?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Politics and Corruption are the same thing. NO! They are not.

      Politics is all about perception. Corruption is about dishonest actions that compromise the integrity of the offices of those who are Politicians.

      That's about it.

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        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're a politician, right?

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Nice try smart A$$! But, no. I don't want to be a politician when I grow up. I want to be just like YOU.

          NOT! big_smile

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        Sheila watsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nice one Cags but i ask again, when a politician makes up his mind to fight a bill he knows would go a long way in helping people, why do they hold back or does one ideology say help and the other, don't help?

        1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image84
          EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's because they know where their bread is buttered or, more precisely, who's holding the butter knife. It ain't "the people."

  2. iantoPF profile image82
    iantoPFposted 8 years ago

    It depends what is meant by corruption. Most politicians, to my knowledge and experience, are not trying to line their pockets with illegal behaviour. If however, you mean the corruption of political principles, yes that easily takes place.
    It does seem that the original driving force that inspires someone to enter politics becomes diluted in the competitive world of re-election. This is why, even when the Democrats have a partisan majority, the conservatives still have the philosophical majority.

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      Sheila watsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      wow, that is a real working angle you a politician? You sure got me biting my lower lip.

  3. dyonder profile image72
    dyonderposted 8 years ago

    From Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary (written around one hundred years ago):
    "Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
    Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
    Debt, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver.
    Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
    Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

    It's what's been accepted and allowed - always the same until we, personally, change it

  4. neysajasper profile image55
    neysajasperposted 8 years ago

    Of course they are two sides of the same coin.. but either of it isn't pleasing :x

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      Sheila watsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes and yes it's really awfull.

  5. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    The office politics at my job are not corrupt.
    Just a giant pain in the ass.

    If you run for office you have to play the game to win. This is a sorry fact. If you try to win an election by ignoring the evil lobbyists and special interest groups, you have no chance of funding your campaign.

    Once in office, any politician must represent those who elected him. Some congressmen will fight hard for government spending in their own district - this is not necessarily corruption.

    Many pols manage to play dirty enough to stay in office, but still serve with integrity.

    It's an ugly process, but it has always been. It's like sausage: you may like eating it, but you probably won't like seeing how it is made. smile

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      Sheila watsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes, a real and straight enough obsqweruioprvation. I Love sausage.

  6. AdsenseStrategies profile image77
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years ago

    I have lived in a whole bunch of places (Germany, the UK, a couple of Canadian provinces), and I have yet to see a political party that wasn't tainted by corruption.

    Tony Blair's Labour Party took what amounted to a one million pound bribe from Bernie Eccleston, Tom Daschl had to step down almost as soon as he was appointed, Britain's Conservatives got snared in a "cash-for-questions" scandal, and on it goes...

    If a mountain of empirical evidence proves a point, there is a steaming mound of the stuff...

 
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