Special Interest Groups Bribe Sen. Mike Parson With A Trip To Loot Missouri Taxpayers

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has just reported that there is a bill pending in the Missouri legislature to spend Missouri taxpayer dollars to open an “economic office” in Israel so that we can “benefit” from the “biotechnology” there.

“What is going on here?” said Fred N. Sauer, President of Missouri Roundtable For Life. “Missourian can’t find jobs, and our legislators are playing footsie with special interest groups. Missouri is Fightertown, USA. But Boeing won’t be building a single commercial jet in our state even though Missouri workers have decades of experience building some of the most sophisticated fighter jets in the world. Let’s fix this problem, and stop sending Missouri tax dollars to countries 6000 miles away to pay off special interest groups.”

The bill to fund the “economic office” is sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson. In December 2012, special interest groups paid to take Sen. Parson and several other legislators and their spouses on a lavish junket to Israel.

“This is a travesty,” said Fred N. Sauer. “The collusion between special interest groups and legislators is hurting our state and killing jobs. This is just another attempt by special interest groups to get our taxpayer dollars. They tried and failed with MOSIRA, but now they’re coming back to the trough again.”

The so-called MOSIRA legislation was an unconstitutional attempt to fund special interest groups with taxpayer dollars free from public oversight. Missouri Roundtable For Life brought legal action to prevent the implementation of MOSIRA, and, in a victory for the state’s taxpayers, the Missouri courts struck it down as unconstitutional.