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WASHINGTON (AP) – About 40 current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress: Quit hitting us up for campaign cash. NYT
In a letter to Congressional leaders, executives urged Congress to get out of their pockets.
“Members of Congress already spend too much time raising money from large contributors,” the letter said. “And often, many of us individually are on the receiving end of solicitation phone calls from members of Congress. With additional money flowing into the system due to the court’s decision, the fund-raising pressure on members of Congress will only increase.”
Some of the companies that signed the letter include: Playboy Enterprises, Ben & Jerry’s, Seagram’s, Hasbro, Delta Airlines, Men’s Wearhouse, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Brita Products Company, San Diego National Bank, MetLife and Crate and Barrel. Woot! Woot!
It sounds like there are bills up there.
A Senate proposal would finance campaigns with a fee on businesses that get $10 million or more in government contracts.
The House would finance it with revenue from auctioning off the television broadcast spectrum, which was opened when the country switched to digital broadcasting.