Limited Liability Campaigning?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Suite 100 at 4 Executive Blvd in Suffern, NY, where multiple Cuomo campaign donors are located (Richard Yeh/WNYC)

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, looks at the "loophole" in campaign finance of limited liability companies.


Bob Hennelly
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]


As I've said since I moved to the US. It's a first world country with a third world mentality when it comes to corruption, and I have felt on occasion that I'm living in some tin-pot dictatorship. There is NO concept of conflict of interest here. It simply does not occur to people, or if it does it is too easily dismissed. And it goes from the top to the bottom. I laughed at the paltry amounts that caused a devastating overhaul of the British Parliament last year, when compared to the amounts of money you find spinning around even local government here. It's repulsive, but what is worse is the way good people give up on doing anything about it. People have cynically accepted the status quo. The transport chaos is a perfect example of the end results. I was always led to believe that Americans complain and get things done. I haven't seen any evidence of this yet. Campaign finance reform should come before EVERTHING else on peoples agendas because NOTHING else can get done without reform.

Aug. 24 2010 11:34 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.