Campaign Finance reform, please
May 25, 2010 | 6770 views | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

There are two sides to every story.

Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.'s proposed legislation to curb potential campaign contribution abuses by "wealthy corporations" missed the role other "fat cats" play in the electoral process.  

Labor union members deserve to know and approve how their dues are being used by union bosses for direct or indirect cash campaign contributions, telephone banks, mailings or paid canvassing. 

There is a clear quid pro quo in Albany between all of the above from unions in exchange for favorable pension legislation, early retirement packages and other benefits that employees of private sector businesses and ordinary taxpayers can only dream about. 

But then again, will Senator Addabbo and colleagues want to "bite the hand" of unions who finance and support their campaigns along with having them in their hip pocket like all the politicians "Don Corleone" owned in the "Godfather"?


Larry Penner

Great Neck 
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