What does it mean?

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    What does it mean when the president spends 25% of his time in office campaigning to be reelected?

    What does it mean when campaign funding is expected to hit a billion dollars for both candidates?

    What does it mean when there are 8 lobbyists in Washington for every 1 representative of the people?
     
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    It means he's obviously working too hard.
     
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    It means we need to get the money out of our elections
     
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    The only way to get money out of elections is to:

    1) Silence people
    2) Eliminate elections.

    Which one are you proposing?
     
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    Nope , free airtime.

    There is no reason we as the people who own the airwaves cant give airtime to qualified candidates.

    Get enough signatures and you get your slice.

    Its airtime that costs the most money
     
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    You can't mandate that a candidate be given free airtime.

    You see, airtime cost money for a reason. It's because people work their asses off putting shows on television, selling advertising for shows, etc. You can't force people to work for politicians free of charge. Slavery is unconstitutional.

    Not to mention forcing people to freely advertise for candidates they don't like goes against their first amendment rights.

    So I take it you are in the silence speech column?
     
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    the airwaves are owned by the people , yes we can
     
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    Why does an incumbent need millions of dollars to run for his second term? He should be running on his record and his name recognition is already there.
     
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    So you literally think you can force people to air any message you want simply by act of Congress?

    And you dont see why others would have a problem with this?
     
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    The broadcast stations are owned by companies who have to pay people's salaries, health and welfare, UC insurance, workman's comp, etc.

    They also have to pay for utilities, building and equipment maintenance, cleaning, etc.

    So, no you can't.
     

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