LaMalfa’s ‘cash constituents’ |

LaMalfa’s ‘cash constituents’

Rep. LaMalfa claims he “hates to fund raise.” Don’t worry about our congressman, wealthy donors, PACS, lobbyist, joint fundraising committees and corporate entities pushing their own agendas by way of the wallet are taking good care of him.

From Texas to New York he has “cash constituents.” The Center for Responsive Politics discloses the following: To join LaMalfa’s top 10 donors club you would have to contribute at least $12,000. A paltry $5,000 will put you in the top 20, but that’s more than most people in this district make in a month. Want to give more than casinos, gambling, beer, wine, liquor and tobacco combined donate $100,000. To top his list of 100 donors you would have to hand over more than $200,000. Coincidentally, that’s what corporate agriculture gave before the passage of the Farm Bill. All this special interest money is the ultimate indignity to our democratic process.

If you are feeling left out, remember the beauty of our democracy is that we can fire our politicians. Unfortunately, we don’t do it often enough.

Wanda Burleson


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