Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Chris Cannon: corrupt and in trouble

Maybe Marshall is right and Rep. Chris Cannon is a lost cause on S-CHIP. If that is the case, I might has well point out other horrible things Cannon is doing.

First, Cannon is going to bat for telecommunications companies. His brother edits the piece that tells us...
Cannon, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., proposed a bill that would reduce taxes paid by satellite television subscribers to be the same as those who use cable.

"Quality of service, variety and cost to consumers should be the deciding factor in choosing a television service," Cannon said. "When the government favors one service over another, using the tax code, consumers and taxpayers always lose. Instead of playing favorites, we should level the playing field and let businesses compete for subscribers."

Six states have sales taxes on satellite television service, so DISH Network or DIRECTV customers pay higher taxes than cable customers, according to DIRECTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp., which support the bill.
When you say the same as, it really is a government subsidy to support satelite TV companies. I am sure it has nothing to do with the $417,772 he has raised over his career by Telecommunications and Electronics companies and their employees.

And then there's his fundraising numbers. Let's compare the Deseret Morning News who's managing editor is Chris' brother, and Salt Lake Tribune, shall we?

Campaign coffers swell for Cannon, his election rivals
By Suzanne Struglinski
Deseret Morning News
Published: Oct. 16, 2007 12:37 a.m. MDT

Cannon trails challenger Leavitt in race for campaign funds
By Matt Canham
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 10/16/2007 06:56:08 AM MDT
Which one is telling the more accurate story and which one has an inherent conflict of interest which they never mention in any Chris Cannon story? (Oh by the way, here are the actual Q3 numbers: David Leavitt raised $110,005, $95,000 cash-on-hand; Chris Cannon raised $53,087, $40,026 cash on hand; Jason Chaffetz raised $45,100, $35,000 cash on hand).

1 comment:

JM Bell said...

and I raised nothing and have $23.00 in the bank.