Don’t help a good boy go bad

Dumbest ad campaign ever, but Democrats loved it

State Democrats have their snouts in the public’s pocket, again, collecting $27,000 each for their pre-ordained (Connecticut Democrats rule this state) election campaigns. They take this money, they claim, so that they won’t be tempted to cave in to “special interests” – teachers unions, for instance. Really?

So if we pay them more than unions do, they’ll vote as they think is proper and right, rather than as their donors tell them to? This time they’ll stick to their principles, by gum! Does this argument suggest they actually have principles? I think not.

P.J. O’Rourke said that giving money and power to government is like giving car keys and whiskey to teenage boys. Take away the power and the money will disappear – problem solved.

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3 responses to “Don’t help a good boy go bad

  1. Fred2

    I have a theory, the power to raise taxes – and spending it should be separated in different elected officials. That way Taxers election interests would be entirely different from spenders interests

  2. FF

    Chris–
    Greenwich Republican superstars Fred Camillo and Steve Walko took the dirty taxpayer money too. I suppose sucking at the government teat is part of defending their conservative principles, no? But they cry that they “had to” take the money, just like Scott Frantz…….oh, wait, he declined. So stop slamming the Democrats and pay attention to the hypocrites

    • Hang ’em all. But FFF, you didn’t answer the question: what does it say about any politician who claims he can only act in a principled manner if he’s free from the temptation of bribery?