The Wages of Campaign Finance Reform

Over at Draft Matt Blunt 2008, I take to task a Columbia Tribune columnist who defends state employees–in this case, Medicaid caseworkers–who tell recipients of state aid to call their legislators to demand more aid.

This is the face of the future with strict finance reform. “Merit”-based state employees with vested interest in expanding their budgets and power can speak to potential voters who have a specific interest in one set of public policies. And you, citizen, cannot.

1 thought on “The Wages of Campaign Finance Reform

  1. That is pretty slick. I’m amazed at the energy people have to accomplish these sorts of things.

    My question is, how did they do it?

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