Thursday, April 14, 2011

Incumbent protection with taxpayer funds

Alarmed by an apparent increase of angry voters looking to boot their mayors out of office, the organization that represents the elected officials is going on the offensive.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is fighting back against a spike in recall elections with a documentary, "Recall Fever," and a public awareness initiative that aims to arm targeted mayors with more information.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a largely taxpayer funded group (the cities pay dues from municipal funds) which is spending taxpayer money on an informational campaign to help incumbents keep their jobs.

That's pretty close to illegal.

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