Friday, November 04, 2011

Da Bomb: Abramoff's Book

Long story here about Abramoff's book which details his influence-peddling/lobbying activities.  It's apparently a mea culpa combined with kiss-and-tell.

Should be a fun read, if you like sticking pins into your eyes; it's OUR country that's being sold, after all.

One observer comes to the only right conclusion:

Rob Port [Say Anything blog] cut to the chase with a disturbing comment: "The truth is that the key to limiting government corruption is to limit government power. The less influence politicians have to sell to people like Abramoff and/or their clients the less corruption it will be. Think of government as a sort of protection racket run by organized crime. Lobbyists facilitate tribute payments to the local bosses in exchange for favors. The more power the government has to sell, the bigger the tribute payments and the more need for lobbyists."

No kidding.  The First Amendment figures into lobbying activity, and 'reform' never worked (surprise!!)  Given those facts, the small-gummint guys (read:  TEA Party and Port) have the best solution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I may read it.
but I will not spend a dime to buy this book or aid this crook in anyway.

However, may I suggest reading: The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel