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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

How much does your typical politician cost nowadays?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (14720points) 1 month ago

In any country? In any level of government?
Tounge in cheek. Humor welcome.

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Patty_Melt's avatar

Some can be bought with a bj and a smile.

kritiper's avatar

Whatever the market will allow.

ragingloli's avatar

William Barr paid monthly bribes to Republicans. All stopped after his confirmation.
https://qz.com/1667918/barrs-donations-to-senate-republicans-spiked-before-confirmation/

rebbel's avatar

Bouts of disgust.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I hear Hillarys price dropped a few years ago.

dabbler's avatar

“Tough on crime” judges in the U.S. have been bought cheap for decades by the corporate incarceration industry. It often takes just a couple thousand dollars to put a candidates name in front of people who will vote for the name they recognize when they get way down-ballot to the judge offices.
This has brought us three-strikes laws and mandatory sentences and contractor managed prisons where management can put someone into solitary confinement for nearly nothing while charging the government higher per-diem fees.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Patty_Melt They don’t really care whether you smile or not as long as they get their BJ!!!

kritiper's avatar

If you find it necessary to ask, it is probably more than you can afford.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Flip the question. Let’s say that a politician can be ‘bought’. How long do they stay bought? Can they be trusted to deliver? Or will they sell you out when someone else comes along?

If a politician can ‘sell out’ once, is he/she like to be a sellout another time, or dozens of times?

LadyMarissa's avatar

^ I learned a long time ago that IF they’ll cheat on you with someone else then they’ll cheat on BOTH of you with another person!!!

A person willing to sellout doesn’t care over whom they screw!!!

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