Banking on corruption

The Constitution divided the Government into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. That was an important decision because it gave specific powers to each branch and set up something called checks and balances. Just like the phrase sounds, the point of checks and balances was to make sure no one branch would be able to control too much power, and it created a separation of powers.
This constitutional safeguard became null and void when the first lobbyist showed up with a load of cash. It was too damn hard to refuse the bribes; re-election and a lavish lifestyle cost a wad. Then, the citizens who were supposed to care, gave up, because they got dizzy on the political merry=go-round.
So today, the original system of checks and balances was officially changed to mean that 545 idiots still have checks, but they can’t balance the budget.

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