Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Comment on Byron York, Washington Examiner:
Wisconsin ethics board: Dems can use campaign funds to pay for life on lam

Wisconsin ethics board: Dems can use campaign funds to pay for life on lam | Byron York | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner

Good article,
This decision is as jug-headed as Teapot Dome, where as Robert Heinlein pointed out, Oilman Doheny was found innocent of giving the bribe that Secretary Fall was convicted of receiving. Can the Wisconsin Legislature pass a law that no salaries or other public monies may be spent by or delivered to any member of the Legislature or their staff if said legislator is absent from the state while the legislature is in session, unless prior authorization is obtained from the Ethics Committee? Some provision should be made for a legislator having to depart in an emergency and get impounded funds released after the fact but departing without prior clearance should be grounds to stop the money and begin removal procedures on the grounds of abandonment.

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