I say it is way past the time when we, the people, slam on the brakes - tell politicians that we will hold THEM accountable for their bribes, and send them to prison if they use bribes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just took $100,000,000 (one hundred MILLION) of YOUR tax money and gave it to Senator Mary Landrieu for her state in exchange for her YES vote on Health Care. Landrieu had been opposed to the bill because her constituents do not like it. But she sold out the folks she is SUPPOSED to represent in exchange for bringing so much tax money to her state to insure her re-election next year.
Reid should go to prison for bribing an elected official, which IS a felony. Also, for misuse of public funds. And Landrieu should get busted and go to prison for accepting a bribe. And the good folks of her state, Louisiana, should vote her out for betraying them, regardless of the pork she steals from the taxpayers.
WHY DO WE ALLOW THIS KIND OF ILLICIT BEHAVIOR???
Time to send a message folks - vote out EVERY SINGLE INCUMBENT. Vote FOR the opponent no matter who it is. This will send a clear message to ALL politicians that, contrary to what they believe, THEY do not run things - WE do. THEY work for US, and when they stop doing that, we give them the old heave-ho.
And it is time to do just that, to every senator and representative now in Congress.
And it is also time to call a bribe a bribe, and start prosecuting politicians who participate in such shady activities.