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Onion News Investigates: Are Politicians Failing Our Lobbyists?

Should lobbies pay voters directly and cut out the middle-man politicians? The Onion tackles a subject other news media are afraid to touch.


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2.2% annual inflation in the cost of buying...

a politician:

2008 maximum contribution: $2300
2012 maximum: $2500
2014 maximum: %2600

2008 to 2012 increase $200 or $50 per year or 2.19% per year

2012 to 2014 increase $100 or $50 per year or 2% per year increase.


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Just did the math.

If there are 100 million voters,
and the lobbyist has 100 million dollars to buy votes,
it should only cost $1 per person/vote.

Per issue.

times, lets say, 20 issues to worry about.

Equals about $20 per vote.

Even better - a $25 gift certificate for Chuck E. Cheese.


Don't feed the pandas. Ever.





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Don't feed the pandas. Ever.