17 Aug '11, 5am

Want to See Your Rep? Better Bring Cash | Care2 Causes

Want to See Your Rep? Better Bring Cash | Care2 Causes

Politicians have found a new way to avoid the raucous crowds and unpredictable nature of audiences at home town events — limit access to only the loyal. And what better way to discern who is a true believer than the old fashioned political theme. Money talks. According to Politico , a large number of senators and representatives are outsourcing their events to management companies or outside interest groups, who are charging admission for the privilege of attendance. the move has two benefits. First, making people purchase tickets allows the audience to be pre screened to ensure the group is friendly and supportive. Secondly, it provides a little cash for the coffers. Republican Representatives Paul Ryan, Chip Cravaack and Ben Quayle are all accused of holding these non-public events in lieu of open meetings, trying to avoid the pitfalls of protests, unfriendly questioning...

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