FEC Damns Self With Faint Praise

January 28th, 2008at 11:56am Posted by Eli

David Mason, FEC chairman, responds to an NYT op-ed about how slow and ineffective his agency is:

The contention that enforcement action is slow and ineffective also flies in the face of basic facts. The time required to complete investigations and conciliation in enforcement actions has declined by 30 percent in recent years, with the commission resolving 85 percent of cases within 15 months. At the same time, the F.E.C. has received civil penalties approaching $6 million in 2007, following a record receipt of $6.2 million in penalties in 2006, more than double the levels in previous years.

Wow, 15 months and $6 million – that sure is sticking it to the big-money donors, all right.

My favorite part: The fact that the op-ed that Mr. Rapid Response is responding to is from January 3rd.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics


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