Mystery Solved

People who know me know that I am a gullible fool.

I fall for scams regularly. During my time blogging I have been trying to answer a question that has plagued me. Just how does a politician making $178,000/yr retire a multi-millionaire? Even if a Senator serves for thirty years his lifetime earnings are five million three hundred and forty thousand dollars. If he is as honest as we are expected to believe, he pays taxes which generously cuts that by 28% or down to three million eight hundred thousand dollars. How about having to live in two towns? If he keeps a separate home in his home state and one in Washington he cuts it down to two million seventy-two thousand dollars. At this point we have to wonder if he eats because that amount of money over thirty years gives him $69,066 dollars a year to travel between homes, provide sustenance for his family and and the expenses of running two households. Don’t get me wrong, a huge number of people living in the United States never earn that much in a single year, yet they survive, they raise families, they own cars, and sometimes go out to dinner. So with this simple analysis of a politicians lifetime salary, the mystery of how in the world he retires a multi-millionaire has been revealed.

That answer came to me over the news this week. It seems that poor Joe Biden, who was forced to use public transportation to commute to his job in Washington, has been running a simple scheme that is padding his pocket. Once it was exposed, I am satisfied believing that many politicians are using the same procedure. The rumor is that Joe was selling his influence as Vice President to foreign nationals by booking appointments and meetings through his son’s company. There was never a link to the politicians until now. It is against the law to take money from foreign governments by US politicians who may or may not give them information that may or may not be classified. If, however, the politicians is booked by a third party, the politician is absolved of wrong doing. The politician gets paid by the third party and not by a foreign government. There is never any linkage to the politician to the foreign government. The ruse is so simple I firmly believe every politician in Washington is using it. It also gives the politician total deniability because he simply claims there is no evidence that he met with the foreign government. I only wish my own ethics and morals were so decayed as to have thought of a similar scheme to have exploited my long term employer. Actually, I can’t make myself believe I could do such a thing.

That is why I am so gullible, I truly believe that every one is as simple as me when it comes to honesty and character. I am finally beginning to realize that the world is loaded with people who have no morals or scruples, but I believe they do. That is why I am an easy mark for a scam.

2 Responses

  1. And we thought politicians hurled slurs, faced abuse, fought tooth and nail with others of their ilk, to serve us 😦

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