BUYING CONGRESS: Payoffs To Politicians Revealed
October 27, 2012 – The movie Casino Jack is one of the most telling tales of
Washington, D.C. For an education in politics, forget the degree in political science and study
the real-life adventures
of money flowing to congressmen by watching Casino Jack and taking
As a close second, the fictional movie, though seasoned
with truth, is Eddie Murphy’s
The Distinguished Gentlemen. This movie also shows the many ways that congress gets rich
in Washington through
The biggest con game, a real ‘get rich quick’ scheme that works, is to become a member of the Congress of the United
States. In Casino Jack, the biographical account of world class lobbyist Jack Abramoff, it is revealed how congressmen are lavished
upon by lobbyists. Often times politicians are given huge cash donations, given all-expense-paid trips and tons of other perks. All
this for the direction of their vote on issues, which often short-changes the American public.
While reform is needed in Washington,
new blood is too. The days of lifetime politicians should pass and term limits be enacted which could prohibit congress being paid-off.