OK, we admit it. The GUARDIAN enjoys raising questions with regard to politico fund raising. When we heard Boise Mayor Dave Bieter, an avowed Dem, was introduced at a $50 a plate fund raiser for Repub Rep. Mike Simpson Monday, we wondered who paid.
Did Bieter have to pay to get in to hear U.S. House Speaker John Boehner? If he did, was it on the back of Boise taxpayers? If someone gave him a ticket, does he declare the $50 value as a gift because it is over the $25 legal limit? Can the City spend cash for political fund raisers?
Then, of course we have all those city lobbyists who chase state and federal money. Were any of them in attendance and again who paid? Just wondering.
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