Skip to comments.Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address
Posted on 01/30/2013 8:40:54 PM PST by blam
Richest U.S. Senator, John Kerry, Rails Against 'Corrupting' Money in Politics in Farewell Address
January 30, 2013
By DANIEL HALPER
John Kerry, the richest U.S. senator, railed against the "corrupting" power of money in politics in his farewell address today on the floor of the United States Senate:
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"There's another challenge that we must address and it is the corrupting force of the vast sums of money necessary to run for office," said Kerry. "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. I've used the word 'corrupting' and I want to be very clear about it: I mean by it not the corruption of individuals but a corruption of a system itself that all of us are forced to participate in against our will."
The next secretary of state added, "We should not resign ourselves, Mr. President, to a distorted system that corrodes our democracy, and this is what is contributing to the justifiable anger of the American people. They know it. They know we know it. And yet nothing happens. The truth requires that we call the corrosion of money in politics what it is -- it is a form of corruption and it muzzles more Americans than it empowers, and it is an imbalance that the world has taught us can only sow the seeds of unrest. Like the question of comity in the Senate, the influence of money in our politics also influences our credibility around the world. And so, too, does the difficulty -- the unacceptable and extraordinary difficulty we have in 2013 operating the machinery of our own democracy here at home."
Kerry is leaving the Senate to be the next secretary of state, a position that will have him flying around the world and speaking on behalf of the American people.(Heaven Help Us)
Kerry is estimated to be worth $193.07 million dollars.
Wow. Just freaking w-o-w. Massive Hypocrite.
And a Republican senator earned all that money for him. Who’s doing more RPM’s in their grave right now, T. Jefferson or H.J. Heinz?
“John Kerry, the richest U.S. senator”
Only because of his wife. If it were not for her, he would probably have very little.
“Corrupt” is a word he should never utter.
teddy’s protege never had a real job, had to sleep in his dodge at one point and “married” his way to the top twice! Lovey probably paid him to F.O.
Has Theresa Hientz paid the taxes on the sailboat
that John Kerry has stored in Rhode Island.
He berthed it there so as to not pay Mass. taxes
What da ya expect ? He’s “The Cambodian Kid”. The reason why he’s still around is because GOPES are dopes.
married his way to the top twice!
I was not aware of number one.
Especially in regards to money. Do these folks any self-awareness whatsoever?
He told us that’s not why he parks it there. Why wouldn’t we believe him.
What difference does it make? /hillary
Ever notice how all of these leftists Democrats always refer to America as a "democracy" and never a republic?
As if he didn’t buy his SOS position.
Mr. Kerry, I’m sorry to report that some men can’t marry into money. Consider yourself lucky.
Tell you what, Johnny boy. Let’s start by passing a bill that forbids unions from making those massive political contributions and then we’ll get back to you on next steps.
I guess Obama’s handouts of billions or trillions to supporters and donors don’t count somehow??
John Kerry, the richest U.S. senator
Only because of his wife. If it were not for her, he would probably have very little.<<<<<<
Entitlement doesn’t counts!
he is still a little person (just like a millionaire Michael Moore)
Sorry, Jean Kerry, but you are getting the cart and the horse backwards. The trillions of dollars in money spent by the government, taxed by the government and regulated by the government is the corrupter. It will attract a few million dollars in campaign contributions, but that is nothing compared to the power wielded by elected officials. To put it simply, campaign money won't make a politician a whore because they are generally whores long before then.
I’ve never understood why wealthy liberals never get attacked for being part of that evil 1% at the top. Why is this?