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Coming soon: More access to GOP leaders for sale

Mark Binker at WRAL-TV reports that House Republican leaders are setting up their own nonprofit advocacy group to get their message out.  If there’s one thing that’s desperately needed in North Carolina, it’s another right-wing propaganda outfit funded by anonymous donors. We have so few of them.

The plan makes a mockery of the prohibition of lobbyists giving money to lawmakers’ campaigns. As Binker points out, it would allow House leaders to raise money from lobbyists—or the new state budget director—any time they want in unlimited amounts and it would all be anonymous.  Wealthy individuals would have yet another secret way to buy access to legislative leaders.

Lovely.

 

5 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    January 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Yesterday, I watched Chris roam the halls of the GA. I commented to my friend as Chris visited Democrat legislators, surely in the sense of fairness the lead advocator for the Democraty Party and person who uses nonprofits in pursuit of truth, justice and the removal of poverty, will stop by and visit with one, just one Republican. He may have but not while I observed. Chris you can not be this one way and have any sense of fairness or truth. Did Chris get his talking points from the Democrats? Shock! Shock! Faint!

  2. Chris Fitzsimon

    January 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    That’s odd because I didn’t talk to any legislators in the General Assembly this week. And if you saw me in the building, why didn’t you introduce yourself to me, “Frances?”

  3. Frank Burns

    January 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    These nonprofit organizations are a big racket and they offer no benefit to society. They in fact are a detriment to the democratic process. With these nonprofits you end up with all these professional protestors who continue to press for their narrow advocacy issues and the middle class gets screwed in the process. The middle class is busy trying to earn a living while these non profit yahoos are getting paid good money to create their mischief in the shadows, sneaking, conniving. I would support their elimination.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    January 11, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Chris must know lots of Democrat LA’s.

  5. david esmay

    January 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    You’re right Frank, Heritage, Heartland, Crossroads GPS, and all the right wing religious groups masquerading as non-profits need to go. Chris wouldn’t have recognized Frances/Alex in drag.

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