Re campaign contribution indictment: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY (or at least, we're not supposed to notice it IS) | Wis.Community

Re campaign contribution indictment: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY (or at least, we're not supposed to notice it IS)

Here's one of the more interesting passages in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about the indictment of William Gardner, the railroad executive charged with making illegal campaign contributions to the Scott Walker for Govenror campaign. After describing how Gardner allegedly sought to get around individual contribution limits by getting his employees to make contributions in their own names, with his firm reimbursing them later, the newspaper's story informs us:

Gardner's attorneys told investigators Gardner didn't want it out because he didn't want employees thinking lavish payments were being made at a time when wages were being cut.

Here we go again with the conservative manipulation of money. Wages of average working people are being cut, but we're making greater than permissible contributions to a political pal and it might upset employees to know that was happening.

Yeah, just like it might upset voters to know Republicans are working hard to cut popular programs forĀ  middle- and lower-income residents while lavishing tax cuts on corporations and wealthy individuals -- both in Wisconsin and Washington.

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April 11, 2011 - 2:51pm

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