Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bribing Your Politicians - It Works!

Great letter to the editor today in the TU. The NY politicians have recently agreed that they should still be allowed to received "gifts" from lobbyists. The letter educates us with some definitions.

GIFT -- "Something given voluntarily without payment in return."

LOBBYIST -- "A person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest."

BRIBE -- "Anything given or serving to persuade or influence."

Now "bribe" is a little bit harsh, isn't it? I've preferred that instead of "gifts" or "bribes" we call them "investments". Because the return on investment can really be fantastic. But I'm open to new ideas and perhaps will switch to the more appropriate "bribes" in the future.