we have the best politicians money can buy."
We must eliminate the
self-serving influence of industries that are corrupting our democracy. Last year alone, the healthcare industry and
the financial industry combined spent approximately $1,000,000,000.00 lobbying
our politicians. With the massive
influence that this amount of money procures for these two industries, is it
any wonder that our nation is currently in the middle of both a financial and
healthcare crisis? It is time to outlaw
what is in essence bribery. Elected
officials have duties which must be fulfilled. These duties do not include
soliciting campaign contributions. Campaign
contributions by industries amount to influence which supersedes the influence of
your vote. Currently the Federal Elections
Commission regulates this
corruption. We shouldn’t be regulating
something that should be illegal—it is time to outlaw this corruption.