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A PETITION TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS
Under current Wisconsin law it is illegal for anyone to give “anything of value” to a state public official if it could reasonably be expected to influence the official’s vote, actions or judgment. But the law specifically carves out an exception for political contributions.
Face it, nowadays nothing is of greater value to politicians than campaign donations. So now our state law that is supposed to protect us from government corruption looks pretty silly. You still can’t buy a state official so much as a cup of coffee if it might influence them, but it is perfectly legal to shower tens of thousands or even millions of dollars on that same official by simply calling it a campaign contribution or an “independent expenditure.” It’s time to call it what it is . . . legal bribery. And it’s time to put a stop to it.
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