The Fix is In

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Ocean County 1005238

If you don't think "The Fix is In" with congress, you haven't been paying attention.  Here is an interview on 60 Minutes with convicted felon Jack Abramoff and the influence he had in congress where he says he had at least 100 congressmen in his pocket...which would've made him the most powerful unelected person in American politics.

In the interview, lobbyist Jack Abramoff explains how he asserted his influence in Congress for years, and how such corruption continues today despite ethics reform.

Watch the interview here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7387331n#ixzz1e4Fi0HgE

While "the people" squable amongst ourselves, our elected leaders and thier staff countinue selling out our country.

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Rob Arnold
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We need term limits and caps on corporate campaign donations.  That is the only way to control this.  Way too much corruption.

November 18, 2011 10:35 AM
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Donnie McKinney
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Great interview! It's hard to believe, but it's so commonplace that it's time people started paying attention.

November 18, 2011 11:28 AM
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Nicholas Goglucci
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November 18, 2011 04:54 PM
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Karl Hess
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Keller Williams Ocean County

Todd - What's amazing is we continue to support "our side" while the pillaging of America continues unabated. Thanks for the book recommendation.

Laura - yes, we have a corporate oligarchy.

Rob - Abramoff thinks that term limits would make matters worse, his suggestion is to bar any congressman or congressional aide from working for ANY lobbyist in ANY capacity.

Donnie - Right, how do we consider ourselves the greatest democracy the world has ever known, but allow for this type of corruption?

Nick - Thank you.

 

 

November 18, 2011 05:14 PM
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Nicholas Goglucci
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I agree, both sides have abused the system and this needs to be changed. No one's hands are clean and term limits and limits on corporations and unions, lobbyists - caps and disclosures must be in place. We in real estate know how important disclosures are - how can Congress and the White House get away with this for these many years in criminal.

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