Yesterday Rob Blagojevich , former Governor of Illinois, was sentenced to 14-years in prison for trying to "sell" Barack Obama's former senate seat for personal gain. In the 1972 movie classic, The Godfather, the head of the Mafia, played by Marlin Brando, would help an acquaintance needing a favor and say, "some day, and the day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me."
This is exactly what the oligopolies, both corporations and unions, do with our representatives in Washington. They give them campaign bribes and in return expect, and receive, favors in the future. When the Godfather asked for a favor, no one refused.
Until this is changed in Washington, nothing else will cgange. Here is what needs to be done. http://bit.ly/qTIUyF