McAuliffe Proposes Gift Ban for VA El...

McAuliffe Proposes Gift Ban for VA Elected Officials

There are 8 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 24, 2013, titled McAuliffe Proposes Gift Ban for VA Elected Officials. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe today announced a proposal for expanded rules regarding gifts for Virginia's elected officials.

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Altavista, VA

#1 Apr 25, 2013
I think that this is moving in the right direction, but needs to be even stronger. NO GIFTS of any amount to the Gov, L. gov, att. gen, or any member of the gen assembly AT ALL nor any gifts of any size to their family members, staff etc. I also think that lobbyists should not be allowed to make any gifts of any size and that is to include dinners, golf outings, trips, donations to charities...period. They are there to do the people's business, not benefit from their influence.

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 25, 2013
our political system looks after their own
Dr Bob

Vienna, VA

#3 Apr 25, 2013
The best gift would be for Terry McAuliffe to not run.
I am a Politician

Roanoke, VA

#4 Apr 25, 2013
I cannot directly receive it from you. So give it to my non profit foundation that has made me rich (who said non profits were not profitable). Or to my lobbyist (who happens to be a relative) and he will see I get it. See we need to fool the public so this is how we launder it.
Paul Boomer

Raleigh, NC

#5 Apr 25, 2013
Why did he pick VA to run for gov? Why didnt he go to NY or something. Im sure Hil and Bill would have paved the way for him. Opportunistic carpetbaggers! And how much moolah has he made lobbying? Gazillions! And now he wants to deny others the right when it suits his political whims!

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 25, 2013
You refer to The Punk as the "nominee"- while probably true, not yet so. Please be accurate in your reporting.

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Apr 25, 2013
He made how many millions last year? And now he wants to pretend he has a conscious and is ethical?

Ha! That is a good joke on us!

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Apr 26, 2013
I'd like to propose something, too.

How about all politicians and campaigning hopefuls be required to live within average Americans' income for a year prior to running for office, during their tenure, and five years after.

That will make me believe they really care what we think. His suggestion is totally transparent.

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