Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's Broke. Time to fix it. Article #12

It's broke . . .

There was a lot of flack over Attorney General Jeff Sessions having to recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign, including possible Russian interference, BECAUSE of a conflict in that he met with a Russian ambassador during the campaign.

Here's something: Why not have Congress folks recuse themselves from any function of their jobs that is also a conflict. For instance: Senator Paul Ryan is pushing legislation in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "ObamaCare"), yet he has received MILLIONS of dollars in campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. There are items in the bill that remove penalties and provide tax breaks for those very industries. The "RyanCare" bill can be viewed as a response to those contributions. Contributions that in this case can be considered a BRIBE.
And he isn't the only one whose coffers have been padded by the very industries they are to regulate.

Remember during the 2016 Presidential Campaign when assertions of "influence peddling" (what we humble non-politicians refer to as, ahem, a BRIBE!) were directed at Hillary Clinton when she received donations to the Clinton Foundation from the very countries she was meeting with as Secretary of State?
Then we have people screaming for President Trump's tax records (since 2005's were so yesterday's news). Why not full financial disclosure of all of Congress, and a forced recusal when THEY have a conflict?

. . . time to fix it!

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