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Viguerie Challenges Waxman On Direct Mail Costs of Charities

Viguerie Challenges Waxman On Direct Mail Costs of Charities

Viguerie Challenges Waxman On Direct Mail Costs of Charities

Says mail has multiple purposes and Congress could not live with charity restrictions

Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has held two hearings critical of the fundraising costs of certain veterans charities that have generated lots of publicity and concern.

One of the witnesses, Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of American Target Advertising and one of the leading users of direct mail for conservative political and charitable causes, was not shy in his response.  Some excerpts from his testimony follow:

I am here today at your so-called “invitation.  I must say, this is the first invitation I’ve ever received from Members of Congress that wasn’t for one of your...

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