Sunday, July 05, 2009

American Politics, Lobbying and Healthcare Reform

Here is why we need political reform in the USA -- especially in regard to lobbying. Just think, your insurance premiums are helping to fund lobbyists to the tune of $1.4 million a day, so that the current health care industrial complex can continue to reap profits on the backs of ordinary Americans who often cannot afford insurance premiums or the costs of health care not covered by their premiums. It really doesn't matter what side of the debate you are on -- all of this lobbying and the money being spent by ALL sides -- should make you want to see reform that reduces the huge influence of money on politicians. It is clear that our votes really don't matter -- who politicians listen to are industry, union, and multi-national corporations who have the funds to pay them off. When my African friends ask me if there is corruption in America I tell them yes -- it just involves much more money and is much more sophisticated and more "behind the scenes".

This article from the Washington Post lays it out for you. Check it out here.

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