Forum Post: Politicians=Prostitutes
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 16, 2011, 7:15 p.m. EST by Skippy2
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They will do anything you want as long as it gets them re-elected. Just like a hooker will do anything you want for $. Same mind set. Same type of morals. We have to either out bid the special intrests or vote out the current whores and vote in some who owe thier livelyhood to us.
As I understand it the son of Bank America CEO is the finance director for Obama reelection campaign. Antbody else have a problem with that?
Not Buddy Roemer. He accepts no PAC money and limits campaign contributions to $100 maximum. His campaign is fueled by people power, not special interests. He truly represents the 99%.
VOTE BUDDY ROEMER in 2012!!!
THG...seen this, looks good. Lets keep it going.
yep, look at obama, he has raised, what, 70 million? There is your problem people, not the banks or wall street.
Friend of mine sent me this and asked to pass the word around. I hope people read and take actions:
Time for our legislators to live by their rulings..
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!
If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete. You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.
Truly, one of the saddest statements ever. Sadly, one of the truest statements ever.
QuietDay...I "reduced" no one. What about male prostitutes? You "reduce" them by leaving them out of the conversation, which by the way is still not about prostitutes but politicians. Please try to keep up with the rest of the class.
My focus is not narrow. Women are the 51%. I don't like to see them being reduced to 'whores' and 'hot chicks' and their interests 'dismissed' in a supposedly progressive movement for freedom and equality for all.
Chromer, do you think if we all pitched in or held a bunch of bake sales we could buy a Senator? Then we could all afford one. Maybe like a timeshare.
QuietDay...my post is not about the plight of prosttitutes. As I hold them in higher regard than professional politicians, I do not feel that I was belittiling them. Your fixation on a narrow veiwpoint is noted and dismissed.
They are some pretty expensive prostitutes to boot. Wish I could afford one.
There is a huge irony in this comment. Poverty disproportionately effects women and girls and that this very often drives them into prostitution out of need. The cost is very often physical and sexual violence, trauma and a terrible impact on their physical and mental health. The only immorality in this equation is the men who sexually exploit women in these circumstances.
Belittling people who are amongst the most vulnerable under capitalism is not progressive analysis.
Please read ......
Please forgive me I did not mean to insult prostitutes by relating them to politicians. On a morality scale , prostitutes are higher than politicians. Mainly due to their being honest about what they are selling. Politicians are not. But the original premis holds true. A politician, any politician, will do anything to be re-elected and remain in power.
SPEAKING OF PROSTITUTES...
I just applauded in a recent post the recommendation to see "INSIDE JOB" - "required viewing for all thinking Americans", I added.
But after you've seen "Inside Job", I recommend seeing again that old classic "Pretty Woman", with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. No, I'm not a troll, and Yes, I'm DEAD SERIOUS !
I saw it for the 5th or 6th time last week and finally got to see the real point of the movie. Granted, on the surface, it's just another sappy romantic comedy... But if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that Edward, the ruthless businessman, IS THE REAL PROSTITUTE HERE! Vivian is the "obvious" whore, but she merely prostitutes her BODY, while Edward's case is far more serious, as he prostitutes his MIND and his SOUL, losing his God-given integrity in the process. Vivian, by contrast, has somehow kept her childlike joy and is not corrupt like Edward. She is therefore in a position to help him to heal.
The REAL story here is not about the clichéd romance, but rather about the great love of a woman who PULLS HER BELOVED OUT OF "WALL-STREET-TYPE PROSTITUTION" and makes a real man, a decent human being out of him again.
For those of you who have loved "Crime and Punishment", Vivian's impact on Edward is comparable to Sonia's impact on Raskolnikov. Sonia is also a prostitute, but she actually embodies the Sophia, the Wisdom of God, and her love for Raskolnikov takes him out of his head and into his heart, in other words heals him of his insanity.