In Washington: Lobbying, In Nairobi: Corruption!

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Hi! With the elections coming up this November in Washington, you can’t help but see all the attacks on television(you would think we have enough infomercials already) . Both sides accusing the other of outsourcing jobs, letting the rich folks pay little to no tax at all while the rest of us cry every time we get our weekly checks and more importantly live from hand to mouth – as they say! In my view, we are headed in the wrong direction.

In light of the political upheaval, I find the fact that corporations and rich individuals can pump their millions into the campaigns just sickening. I mean, come on people, why on earth does a video game company have to spend millions of dollars helping Romney? Isn’t this corruption at best? The simplest thing you can say is, look, I will donate millions to you right now and when you get elected, you must do something good to me…kickback time baby.

Here is my point friends: In Lagos(Nigeria), or Nairobi(Kenya) for instance, whenever government officials participate in somewhat fishy activities, like taking advantage of a situation and making tons of money in return, they call that corruption (and the culprits hardly get to pay for their evil acts). On the other side of the world, for example in England or Washington, when big name companies spend millions of dollars in return for favoritism in the legislation, they say, well, lobbying is allowed. It is not satanic at all. Tell me where you stand here.

I understand that there is good lobbying and then of course there is the bad and rampant type. The problem is that it seems to me that everything politicians do today is go to Washington, run from one building to another looking for lobbying firms and once they secure jobs as lobbyist, the deal is done. That is it. What went wrong with being honest with the citizens? People pay taxes, from which the elected officials get paid hefty salaries and other non-expiring privileges.  All they get is a slap in the face. Wasteful spending of the hard-earned cash. Lies.

Finally, as much as we might wish to draw a thick line between the C (corruption) word and the L (Lobbying – negative version) word, it might be reasonable to point out the fact that our leaders have and will always betray us by all means. They get bought by big oil companies, video game makers and of course Wall Street….what are we left with in the end? A corrupt system of corrupt leaders who have NOTHING to do with us. We end up paying heavily for their mistakes, we also pay for their healthcare costs for life, and so many other things we might never know! So unfortunate!

Please, if you understand the problems we are facing as a human race, regardless of your location, help stop this nonsense(unless your country is in perfect condition – call me). Do not elect politicians who are not interested in helping the nation. Vote wisely when time comes. Exercise your right, that is all I can say for now. Meanwhile, take care and see you soon!! Got comments? Let me know by leaving them below this post.

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