So what would you have people do then? Vote? That's a joke. There are two parties in this crapfest and they are both puppets of the corporatists who have their hands up both their arses. There is the puppet on the corporate right hand and the puppet on their left and although I continue to vote for 3rd party candidates it doesn't make a difference because the population is convinced they shouldn't vote for anyone other than their two "choices".
Not blame it on the leaders and take responsibility? Not MY responsibility, I didn't vote these asshats in. If you did then take responsibility and vote more wisely next time.
Congress passes ethics laws to ensure government employees are not being influenced by industry...FACT.
These laws are not applied to congressmen...FACT.
Industry STILL negatively influences non-congressional government employees on a regular basis. Do you think that maybe lobbyists negatively influence congressmen? We had legislation in place to prevent the speculation and the crash (Glass-Steagall) ...it was repealed by political "leaders" in 1999.
"Our work and education ethos is a f* up one"...Are you speaking of how we get less benefits, work more, and still have less of a stake in economic gains compared to countries like Germany?
Bring better arguments next time...