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zeus3925
07-30-2012, 08:46 AM
This is an example of how political contributions and lobbying make it impossible to have a rational approach to the budget. Multiply that by the $11.5 billion spent in lobbying expenses in 2011 alone.

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/28/12991946-the-m1-abrams-the-army-tank-that-could-not-be-stopped?lite

In this vein I would like to insert a quote from Thomas Jefferson:

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Thomas Jefferson