Ever Wonder Why The Corruption In Washington Is Much Worse Than You Think?…Time to Drain the Swamp!

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Time to Drain the Swamp!…

Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) recenlty wrote a book entitled, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption Is Worse than You Think.”

As you can imagine Buck didn’t make too many friends in Washington, DC from this recent book. Just from the title I’m sure you can understand why. You know the expression, ‘what’s good for the goose is good for the gander’? Well it seems the pay-to-play scandal seems to not only have been good for the Clinton Foundation, but Congress as well.

U.S. Representative Ken Buck was elected to Congress in 2014, and his recent book is shaking Washington to the core.  The following is what USA Today had to say about it…

And the second-term Republican is unlikely to make many more with Tuesday’s publication of his tell-all book, Drain the Swamp: How Washington is Worse Than You Think, co-authored with Bill Blankschaen.

In it, Buck says lawmakers are mostly “fat and happy alligators who feel pretty darn comfortable in the swamp.” He casts Republican leaders as “playground bullies” who go to great lengths, including yanking subcommittee chairmanships and canceling lawmakers’ overseas trips, to punish dissenters. And he decries a “pay-to-play” system in which plum committee assignments and leadership slots are tied to lawmakers’ fundraising skills instead of their policy expertise.

Time to Drain the Swamp!

Numerous high-level members of the Republican House leadership have confirmed committees are ranked. The ranking system is understood by members, though seldom spoken of. Committees are assigned letters—A, B, or C—based on how important they are deemed to be by leadership.

There are five A committees in the House: Appropriations, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Rules, and Financial Services. Both parties use committee appointments to raise money. If you want to serve on a committee in Congress, you have to pay for the privilege.

One of the things that Buck has revealed is the fact that these committee chairs are essentially for sale in Washington.  Here is a brief excerpt from Buck’s book

Here’s how it works for Republicans. If you want to serve on a committee, you have to raise money for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). The amount varies depending on the committee and role. For example, to serve on a B or C level committee, a GOP House freshman member must raise $220,000 every two years … Veteran members on A committees must raise more than twice that amount  $450,000…

If you become the chair of a B committee – congratulations – you’re now expected to raise $875,000 a year for the NRCC. Chairing an A committee means you must raise $1.2 million.

Time to Drain the Swamp!

In order to raise such large amounts of money, members of Congress are expected to spend approximately four hours a day on the telephone raising money.

Members of Congress should be spending their time in Washington doing what they were elected to do.

If we do not stand up to the corruption in Washington, it will just continue to get worse and worse and worse.

That is why we need to send fighters to Washington, D.C..

According to the Hillthose that do not play along with the current corrupt system often pay a very high penalty…

And what if you, as a Member of Congress, decide not to play along? For starters, you won’t be able to use the NRCC call suites that are conveniently located two blocks from the House office buildings, and the leadership will put out the word to the K Street lobbying community that they are not to donate or raise funds for you if they wish to stay in the leadership’s good graces. If you’re particularly rebellious, you’ll be stripped of your committee assignments, and maybe even be challenged in a primary by a leadership-backed candidate.

Time to Drain the Swamp!

In his new book, Ken Buck also spoke very eloquently about the need to drain the swamp…

Our founders’ default position was to keep power as far from Washington as possible. We can no longer afford to ignore their wisdom.

A crippling national debt exists because Washington has too much power. Corruption in the federal government is a direct result of so many people getting comfortable in the stagnant political backwaters beside the Potomac.

The concentration of power in D.C. attracts the worst and tempts the best, making it extremely difficult for men and women of character to arise and lead our nation to a healthier place.

The best way to drain the swamp in Washington is to remove the incentive for abuse. Swamps exist when water congregates in one place and becomes stagnant over time.

Draining the swamp means draining Washington of power. Washington can’t abuse power it does not have.

Time to Drain the Swamp!

At this moment, Congress has an approval rating of just 15 percent, and approval ratings for Congress have been at extremely low levels for a very long time.  We all know that Congress has become completely corrupt, that it is completely unresponsive to the American people and that it has become all about the money.

It’s time to take back our government! As Ken Buck says, It’s time to ‘Drain the Swamp’…..because Washington IS worse than you think!

Time to Drain the Swamp!



Resource: Zero Hedge, Breitbart

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