The real problem is not businessmen bribing government officials. The real cause of the problem is that businessmen, and other ‘interest groups’, are forced to pay extortion money to government officials, i.e., blood money in the literal sense of the term, as these same politicians control the police and courts through the creation of regulations.

The problem is that even legitimate businesses must ‘purchase’ their freedom through genuflecting to the little Caesars who hold a noose of non-objective laws and regulations around their necks. The problem is that government vampires have a ‘power’ that they can sell–a power that they should not possess in the first place–the power to legally bleed private citizens dry.