We the People: Make Bribing Politicians Illegal.Submitted by jeff.j.otoole on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 18:53
No corporation should be allowed to give campaign contributions to any politician or political party that is involved in writing or voting on legislation that affects them or the industry they profit from.
In any other scenario giving money to people who are supposed to be regulating something you are doing is considered bribery. If a sports team gives money to the referee before their game - its a bribe. If a defendant gives money to a judge or jury member before his trial - its a bribe. If a criminal gives money to a police officer - its a bribe.
Politics should be no different. Corporations giving millions of dollars to politicians could not create a more clear conflict of interest in policy making - ITS A BRIBE. If the Administration disagrees we would love to hear why.
Sign if you agree!