ANNE asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

how does corruption affect the poor and rich? ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Corruption costs people services, and it's never penalized like it should be -- because lives are in the balance.

    The poor are like sand under your feet -- they're not even a thought. The rich drain resources -- and with the PUBLIC $$$ bail-outs of Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae, the rich get away with the white collar crimes (like one in Brooklyn NY where $44 mil of phony mortgages was discovered, and not paid back -- multiply THAT by what was going on in LARGER SCALE since the pathetic H.U.D. days of patronage at the top.. Cuomo? come on) ...so now 100 BILLION of treasury money goes to replace the money that's bought cars, houses, trips, jewelry for the mega-rich.. and NONE of it ever gets to help the POOR.

    They are nothing. And the calendar moves on, from Silverado to today's bailouts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well corruption usually is greased by money. The rich have lots more money obviously than the poor.

    it follows then that the rich's money often facilitates corruption and control of politicians who in turn return the favor by policies that favor the rich over the poor.

    So in summary and to simplify Corruption overall helps the rich and overall stifles the poor.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because corrupt poor thugs become rich trough corruption

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