Good Day World!
I’m one of those people who believe Democrats and Republicans – for the most part – are corrupt.
After a 20 years career as a newspaper editor and publisher, I’ve written and ran hundreds of stories about corrupt politicians.
Despite all of these stories, and thousands more, nothing ever seems to change. It makes me wonder if it’s the voters fault for picking such sleazy representatives.
TWO LATEST EXAMPLES:
New York State Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were recently arrested on federal corruption charges, about three months after NBC 4 New York first reported on the investigation into state government’s most powerful Republican.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, lined his pockets with nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks in a stunning abuse of power dating to at least 2000, federal authorities charged last week.
Every time one of these douches get caught the rest of the pols all scramble about and start spewing platitudes like “We are deadly serious about taking down corrupt officials.”
So what can be done about scum bags who work the system?
Corrupt pols go back to ancient civilizations. They’ve always infected governments like parasites, sucking out the people’s money and rights.
The only thing we can hope for is that one gets caught, and convicted, now and then.
I still think part of the problem lies with voters being uninformed, or slavishly following party brands despite their sleaze factor.
In addition, our high tech world of social media and the mainstream media lures voters with partisan sound bytes (because they don’t have the time to research anything).
Time for me to walk on down the road…