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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Your Congress just stashed yet more money in their pockets yesterday

We just got yet more money dumped into our election system and so, our government, by the wealthy and corporations thanks to the House of Representatives on Monday:

GOP-led House quietly eliminates annual disclosure requirement for lobbyist-sponsored travel

A bit from the article:
On Monday, National Journal reported that the GOP-led House quietly stripped away a key disclosure mechanism for lobbyist-sponsored travel:

It's going to be a little more difficult to ferret out which members of Congress are lavished with all-expenses-paid trips around the world after the House has quietly stripped away the requirement that such privately sponsored travel be included on lawmakers' annual financial-disclosure forms.

The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent.

What makes this even worse is that, besides seeing to it that representatives just voted themselves yet more "money on the side", they also did this RIGHT BEFORE THEIR INDEPENDENCE DAY VACATION.

It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?

Shame on them all, the cowards.


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