Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Democracy and corruption Continued

Ah so we get to the crux of the issue...

It's not just about politicians current and past being lobbyists. (paid influence peddlers) It's also about corrupting our democracy in the first place.

Wilipedia defines lobbing as follows "Lobbying is a concerted effort designed to effect influence, typically over government authorities and elected officials."

What better way to start your self enrichment program than to own a Prime Minister. How do you do that ?? well first you have to get some one you can corrupt or is already corrupt elected.

So it appears in our ridiculous party system democracy that's not to tough to do. You don't need to influence 15 million Canadians, no you just need to influence maybe a few hundred at a party leadership convention.

Then you make sure the party is well funded to fight an election. Then you and your KINGmakers partners can sit on the sidelines and wait for the gold to fall from the skies.

The money may fall to you and your kingmakers in various ways. First lets make sure you get plum board appointments on government crown corporations., not tough to do now that you own a Prime minister who makes these appointments. After all corporations spend money , sometimes lots of money. Oh yeah and you can act as lobbyists for companies that want to sell stuff to the government and crown corporations. (and get paid massive payola should a deal close)

Ah this is the life sit around rolling in the money, some of it not even visible to the tax man as somehow it just showed up in a brown paper bag. (dammed if i know what it was for ??)


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Politicians work for us ?????

In the past I have commented frequently on David Emerson, obviously out for himself and a privlaged life style on the backs of his constituents. Now it's time to have a look at Brian Mulroney and his group of buddies.

Have you read any of Stevie Camerons books on the topic ? It is obvious to any one who has read on the Mulroney years that he and Mila were out to get everything they could form the Canadian tax payers and when that wasn't enough he just turned to friends or the Conservative party for extra cash.

Did it matter what he may have been obliging himself to do for that money ??

The thing that bothers me the most abouthe the Mulroney issue is the way he got the laedership of the Conservative party in the first place !! A bought and paid for leadership convention by a former premier and lobbiest. How's that for democracy eh ???

We Canadian voters get to vote for the best Politicians that can be bought by business leaders or lobbiests. Then were stuck paying there salaries, and as we've seen with the David Emerson, we can't even fire them.

What ever happened to the recall concept ??? Oh and if we find someone guilt of being take, or taking money for favours lets use some of Steven Harper's tough on crime concepts and throw these guys in jail.