That being everyone of these " perks " and " bribes " seem to be centered around the legalization of gambling. Doesnt anyone else find that funny, that no other issue seems to be rearing itself concerning these contributions that all these politicians are all dumping into charities today? Couple that with the almost impossible task of proving bribery in the political world because not one of these lobbyists would be stupid enough to actually quid pro quo after a " contribution ". There just seems to be a much larger issue that no one is addressing. Im not even sure what it is, if it isnt the gambling. Certainly Congress as an institution is taking a tremendous PR hit today, but like the domestic spying issue I just cant believe that this isnt the way its been done all along, right or wrong. It isnt like its the days when Cicero walked home from Rome after his term was completed because his horse was issued to him by the state.