Tuesday, March 31, 2009
If you've never seen the movie Idiocracy, stop what you're doing and go see it. It's a disturbing (and really funny) view of what our country could look like someday. All of the elected government officials wear motocross jerseys that display who their 'sponsors' are. Wouldn't that be great if all of our currently elected representatives had to display logos on their clothes representing all of the lobbyist groups they have received money from? Don't get me wrong, I'm not against people and groups giving money to campaigns, but I think it has gotten out of control. Isn't it a huge conflict of interest for someone sitting on a regulatory committe to be the supposed watchdog over companies and an industry from which they have recieved millions of dollars in campaign contributions?