Truth in Representation

23 Mar

To get just about anything done in Congress you have to know who is getting paid off by who. Legions of lobbyists for wel heeled corporations or individuals can get most any legislation they want passed with the slip of a cash filled envelope. And it really doesn’t matter what Party affiliation.

So why not require our elected representatives to dress up like those sports figures who wear the logos of all th folks who finance them?

White House Petition: Make Lawmakers Wear Logos Of Financial Backers On Clothing, Like In NASCAR

From the depths of the White House’s “We the People” petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to prominently display their financial backers and monetary support from various lobbies.

Since most politicians’ campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those “sponsor’s” [sic] names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4″ by 8″ on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.

If representatives are bought and sold – don’t we have a right to know who bought them?


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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in The Post-Racial Life


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