Why aren't people screaming for heads over this?

@xfahctor (14126)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
November 23, 2009 7:18pm CST
With the revalation of a second congresional rep giving in to bribery for their vote on the healthcare bill, why aren't people demanding an investigation and corruption charges be brought against all involved? In another time people would be screaming for heads. Have we really sunk so low as to accept this as normal or even acceptable? It is anything BUT. It is disgusting and criminal.
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• United States
24 Nov 09
X, the problem with this is not the two we have found out about, it is the rest that we KNOW are doing the same thing! Bribery is as common in Washington as talking. Call it a "use of your fist amendment rights", call it "getting expert advise from leaders in a field (who just so happen to be employed by a company that is paying this "expert"), call it what ever you want to. It is all bribery, and it happens all the time.
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• United States
2 Dec 09
I understand what you mean X, in my area there is one of the most corrupt representative the country had ever seen. His name is Michael Oxley, and he had his hand in just about everything, and the people voted for him in the 70% range. If he decided to run again I am sure he would win in a landslide, even though his district has high unemployment, and companies are closing left and right. He spent most of his time in other states representing the accounting industry, and making millions for himself. But, what should we expect from our representatives?
@Rollo1 (16642)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Nov 09
Who's going to scream? The mainstream media isn't going to make a big deal out of it and those watching the liberal media won't complain if the votes go their way. The rest of us are rightly sickened by the selling of votes but these criminals in Washington have already shown us that they aren't listening to us. Forget this day of No Complaining that Congressman Cleaver wants. I think the Congress should hold a "movie night" with mandatory attendance. Then sit them all down and make them watch "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Heck, maybe they could learn a thing or two about integrity from Jimmy Stewart.
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• United States
24 Nov 09
We the people of this country should be screaming. Hey X, do you have the names of the two that admitted to taking a bribe for their vote? What states are they from? We need to get the word out in their states so that the people give them heck for it. Plus everyone in every state needs to put a ton of preasure on all of them for an investigation on all of them to see who else got bribed.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
24 Nov 09
Senator Mary Landrieu and congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao. Both apparently voted based on extra money promised to their districts and state.
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• United States
25 Nov 09
The word needs to be spread. They are supost to vote on the merits of the bill and how the district they represent wishes. Run them out of office!!!
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
25 Nov 09
Is there a news source - preferably not a blog - that has more information on the issue? I'd like to know which elected officials need the bulk of my complaints for the upcoming "Complaint Free Day". Also, the details would be nice, just to know what actually happened.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Nov 09
I heard it directly from their own mouths, hows that for a non bolg source?
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Nov 09
Sorry, I didn't get back yesterday, I was spending some time with my girlfriend and my family. But, i did a number of emails to congress to complain. I didn't have anyone in particular for anyone to complain to or any one particular issue, it was just a facicious thing, complain to anyone in congress about anything...lol....anything from healthcare, to war, to.....oh....heck....anything, even a tie they wore you didn't like. The beauty of my complain to congress-counter-holliday, was that it could be embraced by anyone of any political persuasion and one could complain to anyone in congress from either party about anything.
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• United States
26 Nov 09
Yes X there are always people who are going to mess up. And yes they should b held accountable but lets not get up in arms too mucxh this is a part of our culture. But we must keep are standards and attempt to weed out those who would try to manipulate our system. But the Health Care reform should pass and will pass.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Nov 09
I agree on several points. We need a reform of some sort to impove accesability to what could probably be consuidered the most advanced healthcare system in the world, on this you wil get no argument. I also agree we need to keep our standards and not give in to anything less, no matter what letter sits next to a name in congress. However....if a healthcare bill, or any bill for that matter, is to pass howver, I want it to pass entirely on the merrits of that bill, not on what essesntialy amounst to bribery or blackmail in some cases. These are the actions of a mafia style government or some petty dictatorship. Such a thing has no place in a people based federal republican government such as ours.
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@laglen (19778)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Because it is business as usual. Do you think their constituents are going to complain? Hell no! They will reelect them. I can demand an investigation into the quack from louisiana that is extorting 100 million, but I really do not see my complaints going anywhere. Up to this date, Washington is doing exactly what they want, when they want and to whom they want. I will show my disgust in November. Even before that, I will talk and complain and let people know what corruption is happening with OUR money. thats really all we can do. The Republicans in office aren't doing a dam thing! this is where they could be making a difference.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Dude, I'm hoarse from all the screaming I've done, not just over this, but over the crap that's been going on for a long time. Do you see a single democrat complaining over this? The best I've seen is on another thread where I think Annie said she's "not pleased about that". Of course, that was in the same thread that she started cheering that the Dems got 60 votes so that rang a bit hollow. The bigger issue is, everyone in congress is covering their own a$$es and the people who vote for these senators are the same people benefiting from the bribery so these people will stay in office and nobody who CAN do anything about it will. If you oppose the bribe you're a racist because there are black people who benefit from it.
• United States
24 Nov 09
I agree. The two that admitted it should either resign or be fired and an investigation done on the rest. The american public should not stand for this. Why they do is a mystery to me. But it is becuase we don't do anything about it that they are sooo corrupt. They know they can do what they want and we won't do anything about it. It sickens me. Both about our politicans and about the public.
• United States
24 Nov 09
Many people, myself included, have become jaded and take for granted the large amount of corruption. That, and when we do complain, does it ever do any good?