One down, several hundred to go

Stevens was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1968.  Two years later, Alaskans chose Senator Stevens to finish his term in a special election mandated by state law.  He has since been re-elected six times.
What is so hard to figure out about this?  Does not everyone realize you cannot keep re-electing these Clowns and Crooks.  I make my case this way. Think back to the job you had the longest.

  • How long did it take you to get to the point where you stopped working hard for you boss? 
  • When did you decide to call in sick and go have fun?
  • When did you start to give far less than 100%?
  • Around the time you knew you were going to be leaving, did you think about getting all you could and taking the company stapler didn’t bother you?

Well, I rest my case. These guys have been doing it so long that some think it’s legal. They vote themselves pay raises, they get lifetime retirement and benefits (health care) and they still still steal, take bribes and accept gifts and meanwhile minimum wage hasn’t moved along with their raises.  I’d like (2) four year term limits for Senators and (4) two year terms for House Reps.  I also would like (2) four year presidential terms PER FAMILY.  STOP REELECTING THEM. FRESH BLOOD IS BETTER FOR ALL OF US!!

The 22 most corrupt members of Congress according to “Beyond DeLay.” I tend to agree but have added another twenty recently.

  • Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)
  • Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
  • Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
  • Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
  • Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA)
  • Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
  • Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-CA)
  • Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
  • Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-PA)
  • Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
  • Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)
  • Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
  • Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
  • Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
  • Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-NM)
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
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  2. While I certainly agree with your comments, I have one comment of my own. Certainly, Ted Stevens has been indicted and probably so justified, however, to post a list of 22 most “corrupt” legislators that are just being investigated and or are accused by politically motivated organizations goes against the very grain of our society that says “You are innocent UNTIL proven guilty”. Having been in law enforcement my entire career, I have lived by that code, have only arrested people and convicted them on that code and certainly believe it is the best part of our criminal justice system. I personally know one specific congressman on your list and know that all the accusations made against him are politically motivated because he did not conform to republican requests to change his code of ethics. He may be under investigation but he is still innocent until proven guilty. The problem I see in this situation is two fold; first, watchdog groups funded by specific parties should be disbanded and shold not be allowed to write reporets that are nothing more than speculation, second, if the FBI is going to investigate a congressman or senator, they should do so in a timely manner. Doesn’t our country realize what over two years under suspicion does not only to the legislator but to his home state and the programs involved? I’ll be the first person to tell you that I have conducted investigations of all types of crimes and part of that investigation is to eliminate people involved in a timely manner so you can find the real suspect. It never took me two years to conduct any investigation, even one that involved detailed paper trails and financial tracking. Anyway, my main purpose for writing this comment is to solidify our primary goal in our criminal justice program, “innocence until proven guilty”. Becasue these people are public figures should not give the media the right to list them as “corrupt”. At least wait until they are convicted to label them.

  3. Steve,
    I honestly think that the fact that these servants take money from PAC’s and Lobbies make them corrupt. Whether or not they ever see indictment from the DOJ, they are indicted by the system. I have no axe to grind with Stevens or any other who adorn these lists. What I think is clear. The system is broken and until it is fixed, all members are subject to these investigations and scrutiny. The system of election in our government is the only job in America where you can’t be fired. Therefore you are in fact guilty until you can prove innocence. That is a very unconstitutional thing to say, I know, but when was the last time you saw anything constitutional by this administration or Congress? Until we get J and K street reforms, campaign finance, PAC secrecy and bundling laws on the books, the very election of any of these people into this system is an indictment of their character. They can fix it by passing the legislation to eliminate what our founders would have found totally unacceptable. It was clear to me why the DC gun laws were put in place. The number of burned Americans who have fallen prey and become the casualties of DC and Lobby collusion. Corporatism is a disease and it kills Americans. PD

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