By Rep. Diane Russell (Contact)
To be delivered to: Mitt Romney
It’s time we return to government of, by and for the people--not government of, bought, and paid for by special interests. The job of a Wall Street banker is to get a good return on their investment, and unfortunately, they’ve taken those skills to Washington--and now the presidency.
Mitt Romney is attending an elite London fundraiser--$25,000 to $75,000 per plate--hosted by the CEOs at the center of the LIBOR scandal threatening our already fragile economy. Executives of at least three other banks under investigation are co-chairs of the fundraiser, according to invitations obtained by The Washington Post.
At the same time, too many Americans are falling out of the middle class when they are working hard to climb the ladder into it. In fact, middle-class workers have seen their incomes drop by nearly 8 percent in three years and their wealth disappear by a staggering 40%.
We believe politicians should work for us, not their corporate sponsors. It is time for Mitt Romney to fully disclose his donors--and how much they are giving to his campaign.
As a Clean Elections candidate in Maine, every $5 qualifying contribution I collect to earn public financing—and all my campaign expenses—are fully disclosed. Shouldn't we expect someone running for the highest office in the land to at least disclose how much money he is getting from bank CEOs linked to LIBOR corruption?
If the name of someone donating $5 should be disclosed, isn't it time someone donating $5,000 or $5,000,000 should, too?
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