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Political Contributions are Bribes

Originally and ideally, political contributions were money given to candidates who shared similar ideals to help ensure that these candidates gain or keep political positions to help guarantee that laws are made and followed according to these similar ideals that both groups of people shared.

However, modern political contributions are used to get politicians to vote and enact laws in favor of the person or corporation giving the political contributions.  In essence, political contributions are bribes.

And since most political contributions are given by corporations, most political contributions are corporate bribes to help give these companies special tax breaks, protection from lawsuits, ensure monopolies, etc.  to ensure maximum profit of these corporations.

In my opinion, this is the main reason why politics is so corrupt throughout the world, especially in the United States.

The obvious solution is to limit how much money corporations and individuals can donate.  The problem with this solution is that it is very easy for large corporations to create a plethora of smaller sub-companies that each could each give the maximum allowed amount of money as political contributions.  Therefore, corporations could easily afford and circumvent political contribution limits.

The only other obvious solution is to completely prohibit corporations from giving ANY political contributions. This is basically the separation of corporations and state.

by Phil for Humanity
on 10/13/2011

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