(RoyalPatriot.com )- Whether you support Ukraine or not, most sincere observers will agree that it is plagued with corruption and that its political leaders are only too happy to eat from the public trough. According to popular opinion, the most corrupt country in Europe is Ukraine.
Unfortunately, President Zelensky and his fellow Ukrainians can’t compete with Washington, a political brothel. Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Bentley vehicle dealerships in the Washington, DC area in 1979 were absent. In Bethesda, Maryland, the ironically titled Congressional Country Club was lily-white and often excluded Jews and people of color. Rare were high-end retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Washington, DC, metropolitan area is home to opulent car dealerships and high-end retail stores similar to those found on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, or 5th Avenue in New York City. This area includes the counties of Montgomery and Prince George’s in Maryland and Alexandria and Arlington in Virginia.
In Washington, DC, the market for selling influence went nuclear. There have always been lobbyists skulking through the corridors of Congress, doling out cash and procuring favors. But it began to spread like cancer during the Clinton Presidency and erupted once George W. Bush took office. The wealthy learned that creating 501 c3 “charitable” corporations was an excellent way to avoid paying taxes. “Think Tanks” started to appear, once more supported by corporate interests eager to publish studies that would serve their objectives.
The revolving door spun at the speed of light. What does “revolving door” mean? It’s a term describing how members of Congress work for a new administration or a prestigious think tank like the Brookings Institute before moving on to lobbying firms. Then there are the “Beltway Bandits,” describing public and private businesses that hunger for contracts and grants.
So feel free to laugh out loud and label American politicians who complain about corruption in other nations as hypocrites the next time you hear them speak. The US is a bunch of glass-house dwellers who throw stones at each other. Stones made of gold.