The random thoughts of a man constantly staving off hypothermia and wolves.
19 March 2009
Is this unreasonable?
Is it too much to ask that elected officials not be allowed to participate in any way with legislation that involves one of their campaign donors?
OpenSecrets.org reports that over the last decade, AIG has contributed over $9 million to federal candidates and parties (on both sides of the aisle).
Now, if a senator received a few thousand from AIG over the last couple campaigns for the Senate, isn't he or she likely to want to help them out in return? The senator gets a couple grand, AIG gets a few million, everyone's happy, right?
Oh yeah, except that the money AIG gets is really mine. And yours. Doesn't cost the senator a dime. He's just repaying bribes using the money of the American taxpayer, the slimeball.
To to sum up, anyone who received money from AIG in the past should not be allowed to sponsor legislation or vote on any bill that involves tax dollars going to AIG. This principle should apply to every organization and individual who donates money.
I'm a graduate from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Communications with a print journalism emphasis. I currently work as a test engineer for a software company. I've been married for seven years and have three kids.