Making Small Government Pay BigBy
Buncombe County’s own Rep. Tim Moffitt isn’t waiting to cash in in his position as a public servant. No need to leave the legislature for that lucrative lobbying gig just yet. The News & Observer reports that Moffitt has already found a way to monetize his position of public trust. His new venture shows how the clever entrepreneur can make small government pay big while drawing a public paycheck:
“InTouchNC LLC is offering polished websites, newsletters and Twitter and Facebook accounts to state lawmakers. The cost of the service ranges from $250 to $1,000 a month, based on the amount of personalized information requested by the legislator, Moffitt said in an interview with the Insider. And the service – a way for legislators to keep their constituents back home ‘in touch’ with their General Assembly work – apparently is selling like hotcakes. As of Monday, websites from InTouchNC were live online for 38 House Republicans – nearly half of party’s House members. ‘We’re excited about it,’ Moffitt said. ‘It’s a very professional way for members here to communicate with folks back home.’ No senators or Democrats had signed up as of this week.”
Moffitt purchased domain names for “all 120 House districts and 50 Senate districts.” Just think, there are 49 other states in the union, plus the U.S. Congress waiting to be served the way North Carolina is being served.