In a press release, Congressman Guinta misleadingly says that the measure will “do away with waste and duplication” and “return millions to the public treasury” despite the fact that contributions to the system are voluntary.
Governor Buddy Roemer, one of America’s leading advocates of campaign finance reform, called out the Congressman for his hypocrisy:
“It is not lost on Granite State voters that Congressman Guinta was the subject of 2 FEC complaints regarding a loan he issued to his campaign while running for Congress, and which he failed to report. Guinta’s explanation, or lack thereof, is less than compelling according to reports I’ve read. Whether Guinta’s explanation holds any water or not is for the voters and the FEC to decide, but one would think Guinta would be the first to support voluntary public financing of campaigns that help to end corruption.”
“Perhaps it’s Guinta’s zeal to be seen as a thrifty Congressman who can cut wasteful spending. And instead of cutting taxes, which would be more impressive, he proposes to appropriate contributions that patriotic Americans have voluntarily made to the election system! That’s not the type of reform Americans are looking for, Mr. Guinta.”
Governor Buddy Roemer is a four-term Congressman and former Governor of Louisiana. He is known for refusing PAC and special interest money, implementing campaign finance reform, turning around Louisiana’s failing economy and cutting the state’s unemployment rate in half in just four years. Roemer is a candidate for President of the United States. His website is www.BuddyRoemer.com.