By Bob Erickson
Our community was recently the target of a double-sided, colorful, beautifully and expensively produced 8.5 by 11 inch self-promotional flyer from Congressman Doug La Malfa. I was astounded when I noticed that this was “prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” In fact, I asked myself if this could possibly be legal. On checking with trusted friends, I was advised that it is.
I can only guess that the rationale for this is educating the public. However, the content of this particular piece is so self-serving and partisan that it feels like campaign material not educational.
I have no quarrel with the Congressman telling his point of view in his own words with his, or his campaign’s money. I do seriously question the ethics of his decision to do so at my expense and that of every other tax-payer.