Get Money Out Of Politics!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MikeK, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. MikeK
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    There is no question that money is the root of all our present problems and if we do not somehow manage to eliminate its corruptive influence on our political system our democracy will soon transform into a two class plutocracy.

    There is no reason why federal elections cannot be funded with public money, thereby eliminating the bribery known as PACs (Political Action Committee) "contributions." All it will take is a simple Constitutional amendment which will require some political action on the part of ordinary citizens.

    So anyone who is interested in signing a rapidly growing petition to help bring this very important political action about, please goto getmoneyout.com

    Or you can text to: +19177206888


    PS: For you Conservatives who support the Citizens United outrage, keep in mind that money is what put Obama in Office. He raised more money than any of his opponents.
     
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    Yeah, right...Let's put the politicians in charge of whose campaigns are worthy of being funded and whose aren't! :rolleyes:
     
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    Seawytch Information isnt Advocacy

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    Why do you assume politicians would decide?
     
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    Uh huh, just as soon as politicians can't vote on taxing or spending...
     
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    "Public funding" means gubmint funding, which means taxpayer funding.

    The demopublicatican politicians have already made the hurdles almost insurmountably high for who is considered "legitimate" enough of a presidential candidate to participate in presidential debates...What makes you so gullible to believe that they wouldn't do the same thing for who is or isn't worthy of having their campaigns financed?
     
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    Perhaps they missed that little checkbox on thier IRS form?
     

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