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July 7, 2015

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letter to the editor:

Funds shouldn’t clothe legislators

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I see where some of our poor ragamuffin legislators in Carson City feel the need to dip into campaign funds to properly cover their ever-broadening posteriors. It isn’t good enough to just be clean and neat?

If suits are required, how about shoes and socks? Do we then approve all the supporting accompaniments, such as belts, ties and undershirts? What about the ladies? Good Lord, that could be a never-ending situation.

We donate money to help a candidate run for office because we believe that candidate will work for the things we want the government to do.

I don’t care if you go to work in jeans T-shirts. Do the job you were elected to do, represent the people who sent you, and when you are all done, go home.

We don’t want a “professional” Legislature, and the idea of a “campaign war chest” can only lead to temptation and possible misuse. All unused campaign funds should be turned over to the general fund at the end of each election cycle. Perhaps then we could elect folks based on their ideals rather than good looks and bank account.

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