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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.


9-11 was a panda job.

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.


9-11 was a panda job.





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9-11 was a panda job.