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Legal(le·gal) ... conforming to or permitted by law or established rules. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Bribe(bribe) ... money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Legalized Bribery - National politicians in the US have created and institutionalized a system where they can legally receive money from a special interest business or group or lobbyist (who represents a group or business) that is actively involved with influencing those same politicians. Those that contribute BIG money to political campaigns want and expect their politicians to enact legislation that favors the business or group that provided the money (or help in some other way). In the US, we live under a political system that not only allows, but encourages, legalized bribery.
The Challenge for Voters - Everyone knows that money influences decisions made by politicians. What people do not know, however, is to what extent that influence occurs and, more importantly, how that influence affects them. This information is simply not available to us before we vote for an incumbent politician. But if it was available, it would have the potential to actually educate us before we vote for someone we may not know is working against our own best interests.
This is the intent of the LB.C website - make better voting decisions. Nothing in a democracy has the potential to really change the status quo or a "politics-as-usual" attitude as an informed voter.
How the LB.C Website Works - Just highlight a state and click to see the national politicians from that state. For each politician you can access three databases - 1) the politician's own website, 2) a database showing a politician's major campaign contributors (courtesy of OpenSecrets.Org), and 3) the LB.C database showing media reports, articles and video links about a politician. We also include an analysis indicating what a politician is saying or doing to help his/her campaign contributors potentially against the best interests of the American taxpayer and what that may mean to you. Of course, we also include what a politician is saying or doing to help the American taxpayer and what that may mean to you, as well.
We want to educate and inform so you can make a truly knowledgeable decision before voting.