Skip to comments.Florida Legislature proves once and for all that it is for sale
Posted on 03/27/2011 5:08:41 AM PDT by scottteng
These are harsh words for a Sunday morning, but the occasion screams out for them. I take them from the Bible; please forgive me.
The Florida Legislature proved this past week, once and for all, that it is the utter Whore of Babylon.
It is now legal in our state to pay off the Legislature directly. Who says so? The Legislature.
This is not a joke.
This is not satire.
This is Florida where the laws of our democracy are now openly, officially For Sale.
On Thursday afternoon, with greedy lip-smacking speed, the Legislature voted to relegalize a bygone and corrupt institution, outlawed in this state for more than two decades, known as "leadership funds."
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Kind of puts them on the same level as whores doesn’t it.
The St Pete Times is the farrrrr left wing rag in the south and a Dem party newsletter . Pravda is more balanced than this paper that was caught with two “reporters “ working with HAMAS to help spin lies for a local USF terrorist fundraiser !Anything peddled by Troxler is a redone Fax from the DNC
I would generally place politicians a notch or two below a whore. Most whores have enough honesty to admit that they do it for the money. Politicians on the other hand claim that they do it for your greater good.
That is why I mentioned Fasano voting against it.
You don’t pay a prostitute for sex, you pay her to leave.
No, a whore has been known to turn a John down if he seems shady.
Linkie no workie Looks like the meat of his complaint was yet to come.
Wasn’t Fasano a big supporter of Charlie Crist?
and...the link doesn’t work...
likely just another bs post...
active link works
Of course if the Florida legislature was "rat" controlled I feel Troxler would be writing about something completely different and his moral outrage would be comforted by the fact his fellow travelers are in power.
He's got selective outrage.
He charges that the legislature will now be able to sell votes because people will come with sacks full of money, he doesn't say how this is different from what it was.
People making campaign donations always want something.
Maybe I'm dense, but if there is something going on with this law, the author does a poor job of explaining it.
I can see where this "could" be a conflict of interest when donations are made into "leadership funds" and then those people get to decide which bills move forward.
Politicians are people after all and can be motivated to justify just about any BS
Isn’t this donk unionista hysteria because FL just decided that public union members can decide whether or not to pay dues, have some control over which portion goes to political donations and unions must stand for recertification annually?
We hear a lot of similar breathless sh!t here in Wisconsin for the same reason. The favorite is “Wisconsin is not broke.” Ask the teacher’s union member if that means that they found the former donk Governor’s stash and they turn purple in fury.
Politics take money (mothers milk etc.) pols come to you hat in hand to raise money for their campaigns. You get to vote 2 ways with your cash and at the ballot box. If the leadership has a big stash of cash they can enforce members voting their way against the will of their constituents and make up the shortfall of contributions. Kind of like what happens when a local race gets targeted nationally. Most Floridians think that our state legislature needs to be accountable to us the people of the state not well heeled power brokers. I generally have no great love for any politician but it just make sense to keep them seeking their constituents cash backing not being beholden to any large cash cow.
I wish that worked with politicians the more they get the longer they hang around.
Of course if it was Rat controlled, I think we would be hearing the sound of "crickets" from Troxler
Gunny G aka: Dick G
Lower. Much lower.
I still think this is asymmetric propaganda. Just opening more fronts and keep the pressure on when the progs are out of power.
No doubt............since everything in a progressive mind is political in nature
That is true, and donating in what they perceive as their own self interest is fine. But "buying" legislation has to be stopped.
I propose that by law, all political donations be anonymous. That way, the voter (actually the business, organization, etc.) can donate to whomever he wishes to support, but can't "buy" him. You can't sell influence if you don't know who is buying.