Political Donations

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    Isn't it time to get the money out of politics?

    Would you support changes in the tax code disallowing all write-offs for political donations?

    Would you support changes in the tax code making the acceptance of any political donations income and taxable?

    Of course the devil is in the details of any such proposal, but in principle, shouldn't donations be called what in fact they truly are: BRIBES?
     
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    They are not donations anyway, they are investments.
     
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    Free airtime for qualified candidates would go along way
     
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    I'm not so sure about the donation thing. I do think that it should be illegal for any political candidate to spend more on the election campaign than what the job pays. Example, if the political office pays $200,000 per year than no more than $200,000 could be spent on the campaign. It amazes me how many millions are spend on a Presidential election. I think the whole process is corrupt.
     
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    Abolishing the IRS and going with a flat tax would be great.
     
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    I agree. I'll vote for you if you run for President.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    Radio and TV stations are in business to make money. They have expenses including salaries for their employees.

    Perhaps you should buy a TV station and provide free airtime for all 535 Senators and Representatives and all of the Presidential candidates.

    There are also 50 states that have Governors and state legislators in the thousands that need that free airtime.

    When you get that TV station, I am going to run for President, so reserve me some of that free airtime.

    You will probably stay in business for 10 or 15 seconds.
     
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    Explain if you will why both of you support a flat tax? I support a progressive income tax for the simple reason it helps prevent a nobility rising in America.
     
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    Thanks, BBD, but I could never aspire to such filth.
     

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