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“Money is good,” my daughter says.
In politics, money means communication – that is, speech. Lobbyists have a job. It is communication.
A new report from Think New Mexico, a non-partisan but liberal think tank in Santa Fe, treads the well-trodden path that money in politics is evil, especially money from people contributing to candidates.
The title is, “Restoring Trust.” The subtitle is, “Banning Political Contributions from Contractors and Lobbyists.” Find it at www.thinknewmexico.org.
The report opens with a history of political corruption in New Mexico. The thrust of the history is that dirty deeds have been done, people have gone to jail, so we need more rules. The argument seems to be that since people have gone to jail, the system does not work and we need more regulation. The logic there escapes me.
The report shows New Mexico, among 16 states with “citizen legislatures,” leads the nation with seven lobbyists per legislator. That’s bad, of course. Terrible. Awful.
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