owning votes

Tom Ferguson, professor at UMass-Boston, spells out the damaging effects of big money.

“Uniquely among legislatures in the developed world, our Congressional parties now post prices for key slots on committees.

“You want it — you buy it… !

“They even sell on the installment plan: You want to chair an important committee? That’ll be $200,000 down….”

I’m as worried that this matter is not, has not been, in every newspaper every day. That’s corruption too.