The Senate is scheduled to vote today on an amendment to the camp-
aign finance act that would allow the Leadership PAC monies
(usually used to help pay for duties associated with being a member of Congress, such as travel for speechmaking, etc) to be transferred to political parties, who can then use that money to support the candidacy of the incumbent who tranferred the money. This amendment if sponsored by Senate Majority leader Bill Frist
(R-Tenn)and Majorty Senate Whip Mitch Mcconnell (R-Ky). Leadership PACs can only be created by incumbents, not challengers.
I think that in this time of so many crises facing the people of our country the Senate has directed its attention to making
it more likely that incumbents can be re-elected. I think it is ridiculous and rather disgusting.
It is always disturbing to learn that those whom we trust to take care of us in the political arena are in fact
seduced by power and have feet of clay.
Friday, September 23, 2005
Posted by vixen at 9:26 AM