You need to read this to understand who really writes our laws and therefore, who controls where trillions of dollars are directed. Then thank Representative Massie… And, Sundance for bringing this to our attention…
If Congress isn’t going to convene until the bill is ready to vote on…
who the hell is writing the bill?
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 28, 2020
(The Conservative Treehouse)… congress doesn’t actually write legislation. The last item of legislation written by congress was sometime around the mid 1990’s. Modern legislation is sub-contracted to K-Street. Lobbyists write the laws; congress sells the laws; lobbyists then pay congress commissions for passing their laws. That’s the modern legislative business in DC.
CTH often describes the background DC motives with the phrase: “There are Trillions at Stake.” The process of creating legislation is behind that phrase. DC politics is not quite based on the ideas that frame most voter’s reference points.
With people taking notice of DC politics for the first time; and with people not as familiar with the purpose of DC politics; perhaps it is valuable to provide clarity.
Most people think when they vote for a federal politician -a House or Senate representative- they are voting for a person who will go to Washington DC and write or enact legislation. This is the old-fashioned “schoolhouse rock” perspective based on decades past. There is not a single person in congress writing legislation or laws.
In modern politics not a single member of the House of Representatives or Senator writes a law, or puts pen to paper to write out a legislative construct. This simply doesn’t happen.
Over the past several decades a system of constructing legislation has taken over Washington DC that more resembles a business operation than a legislative body. Here’s how it works right now.
… When you are voting for a Congressional Rep or a U.S. Senator you are not voting for a person who will write laws. Your rep only votes on legislation to approve or disapprove of constructs that are written by outside groups and sold to them through lobbyists who work for those outside groups.
Please, read Sundance’s complete article, here.
So to recap… if you need weapons grade uranium, or access to proprietary technologies, or even military secrets, or would like a country overthrown, you just have to bring enough money to the table.
Are you a corporation or industry looking for a competitive advantage. Bring your best offer. Foreign country? No problem.
Everything is for sale. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.