Obama Pitches Movie Idea to Harvey Weinstein, Movie Mogul Passes

By: Saturday March 10, 2012 6:55 pm

Just because you’re the President of the United States doesn’t mean you can just order a movie made based on your favorite book. Even if you’re pitching one of your biggest donors who also happens to be one of the biggest producers in Hollywood.

 

Why Big Oil Wins: What Would You Spend to Keep a $4 Billion Check?

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 4:29 pm

Imagine that, for absolutely no logical reason, the government was about to mail you a check for $4 billion, but some people want to stop you from getting that check. How much would you be willing to pay to make sure you got your hands on that $4 billion?

Gov’t. Contractors Fight for Right to Secretly Use Tax Dollars to Campaign for More Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 9:36 am

A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits

Big Majorities Feel Rich Individuals and Large Corporations Pay Too Little in Taxes

By: Monday April 18, 2011 7:15 pm

You would think, based on this poll, at least one of America’s two major parties during this era of deficit hysteria and huge economic pain for the middle class would make the political decision to run on a populist platform of taxing the wealthy and our bailed-out Wall Street firms as the top way to reduce the deficit. It would be wildly popular.

Health Care Industry Still Big Donor to Congress – And Likely to Stay That Way

By: Monday February 7, 2011 12:35 pm

Even though it has been almost a year since health care reform was passed, the concerned industry groups are still donating millions to members of Congress.

In America, There Are Three Forms of Political Corruption, and Only One Is Really Illegal

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 6:25 pm

The bane of any functioning government system is corruption. Corruption doesn’t just cause unfair and poor allocation of resources, it eventually undermines faith in the government. This, in turn, can create an extremely destructive, self-reinforcing, downward spiral, eventually undermining the entire system.

The frightening thing for America is that there exists three main forms of political corruption, but, in this country, only one is illegal.

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