One thing that went relatively unnoticed in the aftermath of Democratic Congressman Massa's resignation last week was his explanation of how corrupt Congress really is. This clip below is an eye-opening glimpse into the inner-workings of Congress. The only reasonable Conclusion? Congress consists of a bunch of Telemarketers! We all knew they were "bought and paid for", but it turns out Congressmen are often the ones initiating and soliciting those transactions!
Personally speaking, before I saw this, I would have guessed there was nothing that could make me think things in Congress are actually worse than I thought. After seeing this clip, I stand corrected. It's worse than I thought.
Among the most interesting bits:
-Each Congressman spends between 5-7 hours a day on the phone begging for money.
-Freshmen Congressmen have to fill out sheets detailing everyone they called and how much money they scrapped up, and...
-They've got COACHES to help them get more money from their phone calls!
-They've got tip-sheets that have "data points" on the potential donor the Congressman is calling, and they are expected to use that information to help stoke some money-flow!