Simply Put The Speaker is Wrong
And so is any member of the Council of color that did not speak up against this new revision to the city’s campaign finance law in the democratic caucus meetings (you know who you are).
This law is wrong for the very basic fact that it is local government trying to determine which political speech ought to be heard the loudest and that is emphatically wrong.
But there are other reasons:
1. Limiting contributions for some while doing nothing the decrease the very clear advantage of wealthy candidates like Mayor Bloomberg is unconscionable;
via Paul Blumenthal's In Broad Daylight
On the heels of today’s Jeff Birnbaum article, “Support for Electronic Filing of Senate Candidates' Campaign-Finance Records Gains Momentum,” the blogosphere, left and right, has united to push Senators to file their campaign-finance records electronically. Bloggers from Daily Kos, Red State, HuffPo, Captain’s Quarters, Think Progress, and Wonkette are pushing for the passage of S. 1508, which would mandate electronic filing. S. 1508 is one of many transparency measures that have been languishing in Senate or House committees waiting for the kind of public pressure that bloggers brought to Coburn-Obama and will now hopefully bring to electronic filing.
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