Are all politicians bribe specialists?
He drew comparisons between illegal bribes for administrative favors – and political promises made for accepting votes from special interest groups, etc. Adding that the government (especially in New Jersey) is so bloated and inefficient that many private entrepreneurs often NEED to pay to move their work ahead in a halfway effective manner (you ever pay a bouncer to cut the line?)
Reduce and streamline government
“Politicians have been “bribing” voters for decades, and loving every moment. Their spiel goes something like this: Vote for us and we will get you money (coerced from taxpayers) to do “good.” Politicians, of course, don’t call benefits they bestow on the special interests bribes in exchange for their votes; they call it funding the needs of the citizenry. This is the real corruption in New Jersey and around the nation–robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Money coerced from taxpayers for a “noble” purpose goes the politically correct line is considered morally acceptable by left wingers inside and outside government-and even by advocates of “clean” government. Nonsense.
Redistributing income is more odious than what sleazy politicians do–get a few thousand dollars into their own pockets, in exchange for helping a developer, while the tax system fleeces New Jersey taxpayers to the tune of billions of dollars.
In short, “legal plunder” is considered morally superior to penny ante bribe taking.”