It’s called ‘Pay to Play’ stupid

I only use campaign donations to line my kitty litter box

I agree with Sioux Falls city attorney, Fiddle-Faddle that there is nothing illegal or any conflicts voting on items that affect campaign donors (Protected free speech). But, for elected officials to say ‘Oh Shucks’ about it, that is another thing;

“If somebody was walking into the election year and handing you $50,000, it’d be hard to argue that doesn’t influence you,” Selberg said. “But there’s no issues here.”

Yeah, it’s just pretty much the company I use to broker homes, I can’t see a conflict? Wonder if Mashall also got a handy blindfold with his donation?

Councilor Michelle Erpenbach, who received a total of $700 from the Lloyds for her 2010 and 2014 races, said when she receives campaign contributions, she offers nothing in return but to be the best leader she can for the city.

“I have never had Craig or Pat call me and say, ‘Hey, I gave you that check,'” Erpenbach said. “I would be in their face about it, and I’d write them a check back if they did.”

Sure you would. And I’m a fairy princess.

Why do you think he gave you a donation? Oh, let Mr. Potter, uh I mean, Mr. Lloyd explain;

“You can’t buy anybody for $500 or $1,000,” Lloyd said. “If anybody wants to take the time and effort to run for the position — because I don’t want to take the time and effort — and has a positive attitude to move Sioux Falls forward, I’ll give them money any day.”

Hmm? Positive attitude? That’s nice. What about ethics? Morals? Integrity? Are those worthy attributes to contribute to? Apparently not, because councilors Stehly, Starr and Neitzert never got a check from the Lloyd family tree. C’mon guys, start working on your positive attitude, like voting to give massive tax discounts to multi-millionaire developers. They need your ‘Positive’ help.


#1 The D@ily Spin on 08.13.17 at 8:21 am

I wish they wouldn’t be so obvious. It’s insulting. Just take your bribe and move on. We’ll (wink, wink) pretend we’re ignorant and didn’t see it.

#2 anominous on 08.13.17 at 4:42 pm

“You can’t buy anybody for $500 or $1,000,” Lloyd said.

Of course not. 5-10 is just how a Sioux Falls gentleman says “Hello”.

I do wonder what you can get for $3000, though.

#3 The D@ily Spin on 08.13.17 at 7:58 pm

When Erpenbach is term limited, her new position is woman because her husband needs help with laundry and such. Sorry, I respect a woman with family values who accepts responsibility for the general population. Even Hillary saved her marriage despite infidelity and daughter surge. Give me a woman who can cook, I’ll support her for president. Elizabeth Dole is older now. She’d have worked.

#4 Warren Phear on 08.14.17 at 1:53 pm

The three names not mentioned in the article as recipients of lloyd “gifts”, Stehly, Neitzert, Starr, are the only councilors who represent the people, and not the donor class.