Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Amendment 7, Felon office holders

Vote against this one! It's a scam by the legislature. The main part of the amendment is unobjectionable; it says that if an officeholder is removed for a felony or impeached, they can't get the pension from holding that office. It's the other part that's a scam.

Currently, the so-called "citizens' commission" docilely recommends whatever pay raise the legislature wants. Then it hits the news and legislators hear from their constituents and vote down the pay raise by a simple majority. What's the change? If this thing passes, 2/3 of the members of both houses will have to vote against their own pay raise. So, if this passes, 65% of them can vote no, and still get the raise. Sneaky, huh?


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