It's bribery

The Free Liberal
by Carl S. Milsted, Jr.

10/25/06

A couple of weeks ago I received an email inviting people to a reception with Congressman Charles Taylor. To attend, an individual must first contribute at least $500 to Taylor's campaign -- $1000 for a couple. Buying access to your congressman ... this doesn't sit too well with many. For this reason we have Byzantine campaign finance regulations which trample upon our freedom of speech and press, and some are calling for even stricter regulations which are in obvious defiance of the First Amendment -- all to fight against this kind of borderline corruption. Unfortunately, most campaign finance reformers overlook the bigger source of corrupt campaign finances: pork barrel spending...

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