Friday, February 18, 2005

a CFR proposal

The Trib found another example of someone plugged into Blago's inner circle getting lucrative contracts from the tollway.

The people opposed to limiting campaign contributions say the limits restrict freedom of political expression.

And the people who get these lucrative contracts say the campaign contributions have nothing to do with the contracts.


How this proposal? Individuals can contribute as much as they like to state pols in Illinois, but if one exceeds the federal campaign contribution limits the individual, his/her immediate family and business partners become ineligible for state contracts.

If the contributions have nothing to do with the contracts this shouldn't be a problem, right? Individuals can either play at the political end of the pool or the contractor end of the pool. Deal?


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