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    Outside Money Making The Race A Rich Man's Game : NPR

    For all of you math majors out there that means 64% of all the superPAC money raised thus far has come from 100 individual donors and has gone to pro-GOP groups.
     
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    Support public financing of elections. It'll cost us less in the long run.
     
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    Yeah.

    Socialism is not a Hot Seller in the USA

    Try France
     
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    I have mixed opinions about this.

    On the one hand, I don't want billionaires buying special favors from politicians via campaign contributions.
    On the other hand, it's their money, shouldn't they be allowed to spend their money however they want to?
     
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    While I don't like the idea of giving the government more authority, I have to agree. On balance, publicly-funded elections would be a net positive. I would add strict term limits to complete the package, to minimize the control that politicians and the moneyed few have over us.

    I know the arguments against this. But the facts remain:

    • Elected officials spend a great deal of time raising money rather than doing their job;
    • Elected officials are paid-off servants to their highest bidders;
    • Elected officials are controlled by a very small percentage of people;
    • Elected officials make decisions based on pleasing their contributors, not on our best interests;

    If this is okay with some of you, fine; not with me.

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    Is spending money a right? We're talking about free speech. When that much money is thrown around, it's no longer free.
     
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    It's not your decision anyway, don't worry about it...:lol:
     
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    We're not supposed to worry about corruption of the system?!?! :eusa_eh:
     
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    A government that overspends by $1.3 Trillion annually is de facto corrupt
     
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    If you insist, go ahead.
     

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