Friday, May 01, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Straight from the JSOnline report:

The vote for a sales tax came at 2 a.m., after the Democrat-controlled committee was bogged down for 12 hours in closed-door meetings. The budget meeting was to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday but did not start until 11 p.m.; the motions on transit weren't unveiled until after 1 a.m. Friday


Gee. Tax-and-spend in "closed-door" meetings?

I don't care if it's the (D) or the (R) party which controls the committee. There is NO GOOD REASON to have "closed-door" meetings (read: "who-f&^%s-who" logrolling) while conducting this business.

Personnel stuff can be closed, for the obvious reasons.

Not this.

Maybe it's time to have a TEA-Party invasion of those "closed" meetings.

1 comment:

John Foust said...

Yes, the Capitol doesn't abide by the rules they place on the rest of us. Caucus meetings aren't open. They keep email for 30 days, tops, whereas your average state/city is expected to keep it for 7 years. You'll need more than tea bags to write a bill or find a vote for this. Maybe one of those patrons funding the CFG or AFP can pay for and deliver as many lobbyists and campaign contributions as, say, ATT when they want a bill-mill law passed in our state.