Sunday, October 30, 2016

$340K - What Does It Look Like to Buy Ed Soliday In The 11th Hour?

$340,000...That is all it took to earn buy Ed Soliday's vote for the next 2 years. Just like any other situation where one purchases an object, the purchaser needs to know exactly what they are getting. This is what Bosma, Behning, and the well-monied House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) PAC lobbyists will get from Soliday...

More destruction of PUBLIC Education - Soliday has consistently aligned his vote with the school privatization lobby and why would he change over the next two years with so much money coming his way to guarantee he will vote the party line instead of what is best for his constituents. Christel DeHaan (think Christel Charters), Hoosiers For Quality Education(think religious zealots bent on publicly funding private religious education), and a PAC that passes money through for the Koch Bros - that is who is buying Soliday. Get the picture?

He established policy that allows more charter authorizers, and more charter schools to set up shop in Indiana on the taxpayers dime. He established policy that created the voucher system which siphons money right off the top of public education. He established policy that disregarded the will of the voters and marginalized the role of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, by removing her constitutional authority to preside over the SBOE  - and he did this without even putting the issue to public question.

Well, the proof is in the pudding folks, and tonight we are serving pudding for dessert. 

Here is the campaign contribution report showing how Soliday received $340,000 from the House Republican Campaign Committee in the 11th hour, literally just days before election day.

Here is a link to the campaign finance report showing where the House Republican Campaign Committee received their $$$$. I would attach an image, but it is over 110 pages long, so yeah...

Take a look at these records and follow the $$$ back to the original source, and you too will see how the school privatization lobby has created a wicked web of deception by purchasing politicians for play during assembly, then filtering the money multiple times to cover their tracks.

1 comment:

  1. First of all that seems like you're REALLY reaching here to try and drum up some negative public interest. Secondly...what's wrong with having more educational options. WE, the constituents should have more choices for where we send our children for their education, rather than being told where they HAVE to go based on where you live. Public or private...let us have some choices. Sometimes schools FAIL their students. And by fail I'm not referring to grades. I've seen it happen too many times to too many students. Nthing wrong with having some CHOICES.