DFL: Above The Rules

Can you imagine if a Republican legislator did this?

Video of registered gun-grabber lobbyist Heather Martens introducing a bill for “Representative” Alice Hausman last week at the Capitol.

The DFL – including committee chair Michael Paymar, the night of the hearings – claim that lobbyists speak the the committee all the time.

But this isn’t just “speaking to the committee”. This is introducing a bill for consideration by our elected representatives.

Hausman claimed that she had other committee assignments – but the committee she chairs didn’t meet on Wednesday night.

Are the people of Minnesota – even you liberals – going to tolerate having your representation handed over to registered lobbyists?

4 thoughts on “DFL: Above The Rules

  1. Are the people of Minnesota – even you liberals – going to tolerate having your representation handed over to registered lobbyists?

    To the “right” lobbyists, liberals gladly will.

  2. It’s no problem. She’s not sitting with The Elite, she’s sitting at the witness table reading some stuff that nobody is paying attention to. No conflict there.

  3. Thanks for all you’ve done to call public attention to Alice Hausman’s antics, Mitch. Your blogging was key to sparking my interest in putting together this video documenting Hausman’s delegation of her gun-control bills to this gun-control lobbyist, which includes highlights of the impressive testimony that Hausman missed:
    http://youtu.be/T3-q9XV_oUo.

    It seems Hausman is more proative on other fronts — for example, in a just-published YouTube video, she speaks of her eagerness to learn exactly how much extra taxpayer money she’ll be able to spend in the near future:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez1bA5wFIDw&feature=youtu.be.

    With Hausman as their “star,” maybe Minnesota’s liberal legislators will soon surpass even Wisconsin’s in terms of their demonstrated willingness to curry to the demands of special interests, regardless of how much those demands conflict with public sentiment and the interest of the general public.

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