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Texas Ethics Commission Reaches New High In Stupidity

I try to avoid purely political posts because the Texas Legislature is composed primarily of idiots, and I don’t have the time to write about every dumb thing they so. Sometimes, though, I just can’t resist commenting.

The Texas Ethics Commission, whose eight members were all appointed by Republican office-holders, has issued an amazing ruling. The Commission says the law that requires Texas politicians to report all personal gifts worth more than $250 has an enormous loophole. When a politician receives cash or a check, the politician only has to report “currency” or “check.” The law does not require disclosure of the amount!

This, to me, is the same as a politician who received an expensive piece of antique furniture being able to report “wood.”

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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