Whoever knew that bribing public officials could be as easy and cost effective as it is?
Right-wing lobbyists have to pay HUGE bucks for this kind of service. And you have the opportunity to influence law for what amounts to beer and pizza money.
People who actually lobby for legislation have to be feeling a little silly right now. I mean--- How long ago would the Living Wage have passed if every member of the coalition ponied up $20?
If you're wondering how I can be so flippant about this, it's really very simple--- I'm hardly even surprised.
I love being a Democrat, and I'm damn proud to hold to the ideals that the party claims to stand for.
But I'm damn angry that the electronic ankle bracelet is becoming something of a fashion accessory among the officials on a local level.
And it's not even that our officials are getting "offers they can't refuse". They sell us out, and they sell us out dirt cheap.
There are a lot of good public officials. A lot of true leaders. I'm hoping they'll help us bounce the rest of these bozos out of public life.