Friday, July 17, 2009

Current Market Price for Republican State Senators in Georgia $10,000

There's an interesting article over at Political Insider about the current market price of Georgia's Republican State Senators, couldn't help but comment


July 17th, 2009
10:06 am

Golly Gosh Kids,

We’re in a state of shock over here at the secret underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC), those rascally republican’s have stolen all our thunder! We were planning an exclusive “Meet some of the guys who could be your state senator if Georgia didn’t have the most messed up ballot access laws in the US” event at the huddle house in Hapeville when one of our media sleuths pointed out this article. Well, what can you say, looks like the going price for some face time with the current crop of Republican Senate Grandees is 10K, and we were worried that the $5.99 lunch special was a bit steep. We’ll have to re-examine our current bribe spreadsheets and factor in the runaway inflation effect that all this government spending has induced in the market price of state politicians here in Georgia.

All of this wouldn’t be an issue if the people of Georgia weren’t being held captive by the entrenched two party system courtesy of Georgia’s 1943 Jim Crow Ballot access law and the way the current Sec State interprets it. When the republicans and democrats can rest assured that no third party will ever be able to actually get a candidate on the ballot for State Senator or State house or the US House of Representatives, the cost of corruption goes up. Why would it be worth it to give a Georgia State Senator $10,000 freakin’ dollars for a round of golf or a spa session? Because of the millions of dollars of state and federal money those politicians can direct and divert and deliver to those “special” constituents.

So think about that when you’re standing in the voting booth next November and looking at all those unopposed republicans and democrats. In 2008 there were 62 democrats and 82 republicans that had no opponents on the ballot, don’t expect to see anything different in 2010. There is one small, effortless thing you could do while you’re there of course. You could cast a vote for John Monds (L) for Governor. He will be right there on the ballot next to Nathan Deal(R) and good ol’ King Roy(D).
So strike a blow for Liberty! Vote Libertarian! Vote John Monds!

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