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Congress Is Corrupt

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 11:28 AM
From James Altucher - Outside the Box - MarketWatch
The last time I visited my congressman (when I was 12 years old), he was both drunk and senile and I couldn’t understand a word he said. His administrative assistant had to translate everything he said. And then he got re-elected four more times before finally dying. Did he really represent my interests?

I’m the most apolitical person I know. But I do like to think of things that can improve the country.

Most importantly, let’s not view the Constitution as gospel. Countries, people, systems, technology evolves. As they do, it’s important to see what from the past is good and what can be discarded.

I’m talking about the Legislative Branch in our system of checks and balances. It costs us billions a year, it’s fully corrupt, and is taking perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars out of our economy through inefficient allocations.

But don’t we need it? Don’t we need to check the president? Of course! So let’s YOU AND I do it!

I’m not going to rant. I hate rants. So here it is....

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