State Rep. Ed DeLaney of Indianapolis said Thursday that contributions of more than $800,000 by Indianapolis businessman Timothy Durham should be sent to a bankruptcy trustee for Ohio investment firm Fair Finance Co. The company was forced into bankruptcy earlier this year.
DeLaney says the money should be sent to the trustee or put in escrow accounts that he wants the state's major parties to set up. He says it would help restore confidence in the political system.
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” Haile Selassie
Thursday, August 12, 2010
State Representative Ed Delaney Calls on Politicians to Return Durham Contibutions
Indianapolis Business Journal reports:
Posted by Paul K. Ogden at 5:43 PM
Labels: Ed Delaney, Timothy Durham
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Did he call for Carson to return Rangel's contributions? I just can't seem to recall hearing anything...
I keep getting dopey mailings from Delany. In one he called for an end to political mailings at the taxpayer's expense -- and he sent it at the taxpayer's expense. There are few more wretched creatures on Earth than the species of politician known as state representative.
From a couple of neighborhood visits, I find Mr. Delaney a likable guy. He hasn't exactly had a wonderful past year either. But, if we're going to tackle "restor(ing) confidence in the political system", would he like to tackle the conflict-of-interest issues we routinely run into with Speaker Bauer and Chairman Crawford getting paid from Ivy Tech?
The only things that can allow us to have confidence in the political system would be the abolishment of political parties. President George Washington eloquently warned us, in writing, that empowering parties would allow a minority to accumulate wealth and power over the rest of us, to our detriment. At the very least, public financing of campaigns, and equal access to the tv media, is necessary if elections are to be near fairness.
DeLaney knows thius!!
Ed Delaney is married to Ann Delaney so I'm not sure whether to question his judgment or express my sympathy.
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