by Ed Wood, Freedom Outpost:
The observation, “money is the mother’s milk of politics,” is credited to Jesse “Big Daddy” Unruh (1922-1987) (D-CA), who was named Speaker of the California State Assembly, and later, State Treasurer. The quotation is still used as a classic political truism. If you doubt that, just notice the number of contribution requests that fill the TV screens and clutter your mailbox, and the fact that more than half the members of Congress are millionaires! Even the most rudimentary political campaigns cost many thousands of dollars to launch, and even more to keep the elected bureaucrats in office. Of course, nobody ever makes a significant contribution to a political candidate without expecting something in return. I believe it’s called “cronyism.”
Every few years our elected representatives will pledge to keep financial favors out of politics by codifying taxpayer funded campaigns, encouraging you to check a block on your 1040 for a voluntary campaign contribution, or passing such legislation as the McCain-Feingold Act to clean up political campaigns once and for all.
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