Planet Money by NPR

My favorite NPR podcast is “Planet Money”, which is the most interesting show on economics that I know of. They are also not afraid to dig deeper into the corruption. They exposed that fact that there is no money in the Social Security Trust Fund.

Now they dare to expose just how corrupt our political system is. Someone needs to stop them now, before the people get wise to what is going on!! 😉

Seriously I applaud them for digging deeper than any other show that I know of. If you want to listen to it go to

The Tuesday Podcast: Inside Washington’s Money Machine

Categories: Government, Podcast

09:46 pm  November 1, 2011

On today’s show, we go inside the rooms in Washington where the daily grind of campaign finance — Congressmen, lobbyists, money — takes place. At least, we try to go inside the rooms. Several times.

And we talk to Jimmy Williams, a former lobbyist now working on campaign finance reform. He describes what it’s like to meet with a Congressman when you’re a lobbyist and your PAC hasn’t been donating to the Congressman.

[The Congressman] said, “I have put in two calls to your PAC director and I haven’t received any returned phone calls. Now why am I taking this meeting?” And he held up a piece of paper with my PAC director’s name highlighted in yellow on it with the dates and the times that he had called her to ask her for a campaign donation, and she hadn’t returned his call … He has warned me that if I don’t … [contribute] to his campaign, then he’s not going to help my guys.

For More: Check out Party Time, a blog from the Sunlight Foundation that tracks political fundraisers.

Share Your Fundraiser Story: If you are a Washington insider, we want to hear from you. Email us or leave a message at 202.371.1775.

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