Saturday, March 07, 2009


David Shapiro sheds laughter on House money grab

Dave Shapiro may be the only one at the Advertiser still laughing. His humor is often incisive. Here is his take on the House action to line its own members’ pockets with large bills, from today’s paper:

flASHback: The legislative honey pot

March 6th, 2009 by David Shapiro

When Hawai'i lawmakers say "show me the money," they want to see it in their own pockets — and that's where we begin our "flASHback" on the week's news that amused and confused:

  • House Finance Committee members voted to increase the limit on corporate political donations that flow into their campaigns from $1,000 to $50,000. It seems there's never a recession in the buying and selling of legislators.


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