Saturday, January 23, 2010

Leonard Boswell: "Amend it"

Regarding the recent ruling that basically legalized what was going on anyway, corporations can advocate more openly for the candidate of their choice by purchasing advertising. Okay

But my congressman:
U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell introduced a resolution Thursday that would begin a process to amend the U.S. Constitution to restrict political spending by corporations and labor groups. The measure would have to pass by a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate, then be ratified by 38 state legislatures or state conventions within the next seven years to become law.
Another reason to get rid of the old duffer from office.
"No American should have to turn on the TV and see AIG telling them how to vote," Boswell said.
If the public is that stupid to believe everything they hear on TV... Never mind.


Ben said...

Wow! What a waste of an amendment that would be. (Even though it will never happen.) Since we're $12 Trillion in debt, you'd think maybe a balanced budget amendment would be more in order. Or perhaps Congressional term limits. Boswell could be the posterboy for that amendment.

strandediniowa said...

I agree with that notion, Ben.

Boswell is vulnerable this year and he would be wise to shut his trap and deal with more important issues. But it looks like he's following Harkin's playbook and I wouldn't think that tired old canard will work this year.

But the new season of 24 is on and the public can't get away from the boob-tube long enough to actually care either.