Congressman Walter Jones (R-N.C.) on his primary opponent fundraising in DC: “This to me is what’s wrong with Washington. There’s too much money out here and it’s all about the money. Too many times policy is influenced by money. That’s why I’m an independent and I vote my conscience.” (Roll Call)
What could go wrong?
So why are Rep. Dave Camp’s colleagues upset about his tax reform plan being released this week?
“Top Republicans tell us that a huge part of the anger about the plan’s release is that some of the industries that may be hit – financial services, real estate, oil and gas, include big donors who could curb their support for the party in midterms.”
This doesn’t really seem like the best way to decide public policy.
We launched a $1M TV and web ad campaign today in New York urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature to clean up Albany with Fair Elections, a proposal to empower ordinary New Yorkers with public matching funds for small dollar donations (New York Times).
Learn more at http://fairelectionsny.org/
Rock your body, Congressmen.