Limit Campaign Spending?

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    The British limit the amount that can be spent on political campaigns. The focus is on expenditure not contributions. For members of parliament, I think it works out to about 100,000 pounds or a $150,000 US. As a result, campaigns are much cheaper and shorter. Would you like to see similar restrictions placed on congressional candidates?

    Campaign Finance: United Kingdom ? Law Library of Congress
     
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    now you want limitations,, cause come november you gonna get you ass kicked.. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    This would be opposed by both parties. The Supreme Court struct down spending limits in 1976. Since then the campaigning business has become a multi-billion dollar industry.
     
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    I think campaign spending should be severly limited and no out of state contributions for in state offices, including congressional seats. Congressional seats are supposed to represent their constituients not mega corps outside of their state.
    I think the media be required to give X amount of air time to all candidates as a part of their liscencing.
    And air time be limited be limited to a maximum amount. This would help third party candidates to have a more equal footing in advertising.

    no limits on grassroots door to door campaining though.
     
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    im all for it....everyone running has a ceiling....if you go over it....your done campaigning....i think its ridiculous to spend a billion dollars to get a 400,000 thousand dollar a year job....
     
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    Sounds like a great plan! Hell while we're at it can we PLEASE put term limits on Senators.
     
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    When there's a limit on what the government can spend in our name maybe we can talk about limiting campaign contributions...maybe
     
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    Ah but is the prestige worth it? Or is it the power to where they can make up their campaign losses by having that power?:eusa_shhh:

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    This.
     
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