Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ethics Reforms

Keep getting the word out!!
This letter was to the Cincinnati Enquirer in response to an editorial ballyhooing the Senate ethics reform package as a much needed fix to keep legislators from feeding at the big-money trough.

The ethics reforms passed by the House and Senate look good but are only "window dressing" designed to give the appearance of real reform while leaving so many loopholes that they are meaningless. It's like scraping one cell from a malignant tumor and calling it a cure. The influence of special interests is as strong as ever.
True reform can't begin until public financing of elections is required. Only when our candidates are no longer dependent on special interest money to even campaign can we hope to have legislators who will act in the best of the nation as a whole.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep fighting the good fight Pops!