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Old 10-29-2017, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bricker View Post
Sure, I suppose that's an argument. I guess it would require determining the fair market value of the publicity the dossier gained for the campaign and then ensuring that the payment was on a general par with that value, though -- wouldn't it?
If someone's in the job of doing investigations, with a regular fee ("$100 a day, plus expenses"), what does it matter what the benefit of the material dug up is? If someone hires a detective and they come up with nothing, but get the paid the same as if they hand over a silver bullet, where's the contribution? They're getting paid for their services. How valuable, politically, their product may be, isn't really relevant, I would have thought. They got hired, they did the job, they get paid, and they move on to the next job.