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.

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on June 21, 2012, in animals, animation, Announcement, budget, campaign, crime, Economics, election, ethics, government, Legal, Opinion, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I meant the House of Representatives are not as bad as the Senate.

  2. It’s true, money corrupts. Do you think there are any members of the senate who are not rich and greedy? I heard the congress isn’t as bad. I don’t know. It’s so discouraging to hear all these stories about greed.

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