Friday, March 26, 2010

Shields offers lame reason for opposing campaign contribution limits

Senate Majority Leader Charlie Shields, R-St. Joseph, is up to his old tricks.

Shields, an architect of the removal of campaign contribution limits in Missouri, said a House bill which would set the limits at $5,000 would not go over in his chamber:

"We in the Senate believe that contribution limits work against transparency because they cause contributions to move through various committees before reaching the candidate," Shields said.

That is a bunch of nonsense. Create legislation banning the committee laundering system and the problem goes away. If Sen. Shields simply does not care what Missouri voters overwhelmingly said they wanted, he should just say so and drop the pretense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With Shields it's always double talk and some lame reason or other. Hopefully, he's about term limited OUT. Speaking of LAME. remember Mike Gibbons? Where do they find these guys?