The campaign speeches we don’t hear.
So much has been pointed out lately, through television commentaries and new legislation, about Congressmen and Senators entering office as middle-class individuals and leaving office as millionaires by using secret investment information they learn at work.
What would happen if their reelection campaigns listed the things they had done for their constituents AND said they had earned no unethical investment income and are happy with the income they make on their salaries and, say, speaking engagements?
Don’t expect to hear it. Politicians seek reelection in order to continue making money, either legally or illegally. It doesn’t matter if they are Democrats or Republicans or Independents. It’s all the same.
Frankly, I’d vote for the candidate who promised ton do the job he was elected for and not focus on his retirement wallet. And party wouldn’t matter…much.
Posted on June 21, 2012, in animals, animation, Announcement, budget, campaign, crime, Economics, election, ethics, government, Legal, Opinion, Word from Bill and tagged Barack Obama, Congressmen, Democratic, George W. Bush, Member of Congress, Mitt Romney, Republicans, United States. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.