Banning free mailing for elected officials sounds good.. Free mailing (franking) is self serving, but it also allows the electeds to stay in touch with voters...That's the prerogative of winning. Congressional hopeful Matt Doheny wants it banned.
Senator Ritchie does all sorts of mailings and surveys...They all do...Both parties...
This could be a canary in the coal mine issue to point out government waste...or it could be a bullsh-- issue that makes little difference.
The problem with wanting to cut spending is it puts you at odds with the prevailing view, which is free sh-- is good.
I will say, you can't oppose franking and be in favor of I-98....Of course, Bill Owens favors both franking and I-98, so he can't claim the moral high ground either.
Watertown Daily Times | Doheny: End 'franking'