Why do Americans generally accept the corruption in Washington?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    Number 1 reason: Greed, many believe they are going to get all this free money

    2. Hopelessness, what can we do about it"

    3. Too busy - we are trying to provide for our families and don't have time to tackle that

    4. Things are ok for most people despite the corruption

    5. Fear or sound judgment, however you want to see it. If you really went after the corruption they will smack you down- Google the "True the Vote founders experience" and you will see. If you really really go after it you will wind up dead.

    6. Ignorance: some people don't see the corruption

    7 Stupidity, some people think the corruption is good

  • 6 years ago

    Corruption flourishes when a certain percentage of the people can be convinced it benefits them. Not a majority, just a 'critical mass' of people. This was true in Fascist Italy under Mussolini, in the early USSR, and in the US. Totally different systems, but the same pathology.

    Listen to the candidates in the upcoming election. They will all tell their audiences: "I'm not going to fight corruption. I'm going to CHANGE the corruption so that YOU come out ahead! Who's with me?"

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    When Clinton did it, he was white trash and a DEM, so it was excused. He didn't know any better. So we elected Bush on his promise to fix things. He stayed the course and things got real bad. People wanted to impeach him. Obama promised to change things. He stayed the course. But he's black and a DEM, so we hold our noses and look the other way. The corruption continues.

    "“Well-connected insiders get sweetheart deals from (Obama) government,"

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/11/...

  • Kini
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Well, Americans have to accept that Congress is paid off by business and military lobbyists to pass favorable legislation and the public has no voice in what goes on.

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  • Daro
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Lazy.

    When a backlash developed over the seatbelt laws ( 1984) pols came out and told us it wud NEVER be enforced. This gave a plausible excuse for voters to return to their coma's.

    Several election cycles later..........

    Our path is similar to the rampant decadence during the wane of Roman Empire.

  • 6 years ago

    Because most people don't pay attention to politics the same way they care about texting each other every 5 minutes about stuff that is so mundane.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    There's no practical solution

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Cons cause the corruption.

  • 6 years ago

    People as whole are stupid sheep. They do not even realize what is going on, as long as they get their "Free" government gifts.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Because there is no way to change it.

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