|2015 - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/12/1363990/-Big-Oil-Gave-250-000-to-Each-Senator-who-Voted-for-Keystone-XL|
Yesterday I was driving up the highway when I thought of it as a random invasion of my brain. I was thinking of it as such small potatoes compared to the bribes that are paid to the members of congress, and yet they are not thrown in jail for accepting money to satisfy special interests. The list seems to be endless. Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Banking, Big Mining, Big Comm, Big Insurance, Big Investing, Big Arms, Big Contractors, etc.
I said it before, I repeat,
"The United States has the most highly sophisticated legal bribery system of government in the entire world."
"That's one helluva way to run a railroad," as the old saying goes.