As an honest, hardworking nation, we expect the people who are elected to represent us to be just as wholesome. As troubling as it may be, not everyone is capable of being an upstanding citizen.
Maxine Waters is a career politician who has spent close to 30 years in Congress. The California liberal was recently exposed for running what essentially amounts to a “pay-to-play” scheme where she is, sadly, preying on other politicians. (via The Washington Free Beacon)
The plan involves Waters funneling money into her accounts in exchange for helping “up and coming” politicians, or those who have been around for a while and want to make a name for themselves.
The Free Beacon also reported that since 2006, Waters has made upwards of $750,000 through her system. The way it works: a politician wants to be recognized, and the best way to do that is by getting on someone’s good side. This is when the prominent Democrat comes in to “save the day.”
Waters will feature these politicians in her newsletter, which is published by Waters’s daughter, Karen. Once someone decides they want to be sponsored, they make a donation, which eventually goes right into Waters’ account. The point of the newsletter is to gain traction by leeching off the popularity of Waters.
The amount of money that people have offered just for a little slice of fame is sad. Senator Kamala Harris is one of the big-time players in Waters’ game. The Federal Election Commission records show that Harris contributed $63,000 to Maxine Waters’s campaign — in exchange for landing a top spot on the endorsement mailer. (via Federal Election Commission)
The reason this is significant is that rumors are circulating that Harris is considering a run for president in 2020. It is unethical that Harris may be gaining popularity for a presidential run by working with someone who is participating in “pay-to-play” schemes.
It goes a little deeper than that, though. One has to wonder if there is a chance that Waters could be making deals with Harris so that on the off chance she is elected president, Waters will end up getting special treatment because she helped Harris get initial exposure.
Waters is also utilizing a legal loophole that lets her take in as much contribution money as she wants. The loophole removes the limit that other politicians are stuck dealing with, and Waters has received more than $300,000 through this loophole. (via Washington Free Beacon)
Maxine Waters should be ashamed of her conduct. It’s time for the voters of her district to retire her. Do you agree? Let everyone know in the poll below!
Morally speaking, Waters is causing significant problems for our political system. Pay-to-play schemes have the potential to unfairly influence elections — bypassing the citizen through the use of money — and eliminate democracy.
To make matters worse, Waters spends a majority of the time bashing President Trump and making criminal accusations against him, all while she is accepting money that may as well be dirty. We pray that President Trump wins the 2020 election so that he can continue making positive changes for our country and improve the lives of those who who live, work, and raise a family here.