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Forum Post: Excerpt from UnitedRepublic.org

Posted 7 years ago on April 20, 2012, 5:34 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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It's not often that political corruption is obvious and blatant.

That's why you've got to read this.

Today, Republic Report uncovered that in March, Congressman Tim Holden introduced a bill to allow industrial farmers to dump animal waste into the Chesapeake Bay. He then immediately received $16,000 in reelection campaign contributions from the National Turkey Federation, the National Chicken Council, Dean Foods, and other industrial farming polluters.

It may be legal, but this is blatant conflict of interest that creates a real danger of corruption.

We're sending a letter to Holden's office to demand that he return this dirty money. Will you help out by adding your name to our letter?

Click here to read the letter and sign your name.

This letter will have so much more impact with your name on it. Holden has a big primary vote coming up, so this kind of activity can actually have an effect.

This is a rare opportunity to show all of America just how bad the money in politics problem is. If you're ready to help spread the word, we've drafted a sample letter to the editor for you to share.

Send this letter to your local paper and ask them to cover this kind of dirty politics.

Corruption is disgusting. In this case, literally. Thank you for helping us expose it!



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[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 7 years ago

The only way to keep politicians from becoming prostitutes is getting the money out, and this is a great example of exactly why. More much-needed fuel for that growing fire.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

That fire should be the only fire we are currently worried about.

Humans act in self interest. It is hard to stop that. But we must try to contain it as best as possible