Pay-to-play politics Tillis-style

You scratch my back, I'll give you some television time:

It was the spring of 2013, and lawmakers were busy drafting more than 1,700 bills, including a handful that had big implications for companies that manage homeowners associations and condominiums. At the same time, a group called Alliance for Better Communities, which is bankrolled by property management companies, gave four donations totaling $51,000 to a nonprofit closely tied to Republican state House leaders.

There's a lot more to this sordid tale, but (as is almost always the case) the people slinging money around were able to do so legally. Proving once again, there's often a huge difference between "legal" and "ethical."


May be offline soon...

My power has bleeped a few times, and the way trees are falling here, I'm surprised I still have juice.

Be safe, people.

Tillis has fleas

from lying down with dogs.

He also shook down the payday lenders for big campaign contributions during the legislative session, after he had pushed through legislation favorable to them.

That would have been illegal if he had been raising money for his current (NC House) seat. It was legal because he was raising money for a federal (US Senate) campaign.

But it's sleazy, smelly, wrong and disgusting, albeit legal (and it should not be legal).

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014