Washington’s open secret: personal lifestyle subsidies

If America aspires to being a model democracy in the world, it has to start acting like one.

Most Americans believe it’s illegal for politicians to profit from their public office but, as Steve Kroft reports, that’s not the case…

As the saying goes the real scandal in Washington isn’t what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal.

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss likes golf, so much so that he spent more than $100,000 the past two years entertaining at some of the finest courses in the world. New York congressman Gregory Meeks prefers football. He spent $35,000 on NFL games. All of this was paid for with political contributions — all in the name of democracy.

Peter Schweizer: I think campaign fundraising is increasingly not just about winning elections. It’s a lifestyle subsidy. Here is a direct video link.

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