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September 23, 2008 - by Donny Shaw

NYT on S.223:

>As hard as it is to believe, the Senate is still cynically mired in the dark age of paper filings. Candidates submit required reports on political money and donors via paper sheaves that wend through slow-mo typing, re-typing and mailing, ensuring that full disclosure only occurs sometime after Election Day.
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>This is in contrast to the House and presidential campaigns, where candidates routinely hit the send button to the Federal Election Commission. The better for voters to search for any quid pro quos.
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>A measure to have the Senate come clean and into the 21st century has the support of a majority of members. Republicans are pushing a poison-pill amendment requiring good government watchdog groups that dare to file complaints about members with the Senate Ethics Committee to disclose their donors to the Senate.

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Comments

  • Anonymous 09/26/2008 7:15am

    DEMAND 100% VOTE FROM EACH MEMBER OF CONGRESS ON THE BAILOUT….

  • Anonymous 09/26/2008 7:17am

    THE AMERICA PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW HOW EACH MEMBER VOTES ON THE BAILOUT DEMAND 100% ON THE RECORD SO WE CAN VOTE THEM OUT IF THIS GOES BAD

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    Anonymous 09/27/2008 4:48pm

    We shouldn’t have a corrupt congress who are owned by the huge banks. The very thought of giving bonuses to the CEO’s that ran the country into the ground! The rich stealing from the poor, how can you sleep or live with our self’s? Vote them out or have them resign at least.If they were poor they would be in jail!Steal a pair of shoe and you go to jail, steal billions and get a bonus? What the hell!

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