Tag Archive: Supercommittee

Nov 09

Foreign influence: Inappropriate for lawmakers tasked with shrinking the deficit

The supercommittee’s members shouldn’t accept campaign contributions from lobbyists representing foreign governments or companies. By Ben Freeman In his presidential farewell address, George Washington offered this warning to the young nation: “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence…the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign …

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Oct 11

How to Achieve Transparency for the Supercommittee

Every campaign contribution to members of this powerful panel should be reported every single day. By Ellen Miller Come December, the priorities and role of our government could be drastically and fundamentally altered. Are your views and concerns being heard? The supercommittee created in the wake of the debt ceiling clash is comprised of 12 …

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