Domestic Spy Program Remaining In Place Thanks To Legal Bribes (IMAGE)

Posted: July 27, 2013 in Congress, National Politics, Surveillance

Young Progressive Voices

The recent failure of Congress to reign in the domestic surveillance capabilities of the NSA wasn’t split along party lines; instead, the 217-205 vote was split along which congresspeople get paid more by the defense industry. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that those getting more money from the defense industry voted against cutting that power back.

Our government is deeply corrupt on a federal level. This corruption is not hidden. It isn’t illegal. And what’s more is that it doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. I’m talking, of course, about campaign contributions by big business and special interests, creating a conflict-of-interest for politicians that are supposed to be representing the needs of their constituency. Unfortunately, the elections we vote in to pick our candidates are only the second set of elections — you never hear about the first, because you don’t have any say. The first election…

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