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  • Posted by Lucky 1 week ago
    Some of it would be going, via advertising (and buying journalists) to the billionaire media owners who donated/invested the first contributions.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 6 days, 5 hours ago
    My Election $$$ Reforms:
    1) You can ONLY give to a candidate that you can LEGALLY Cast a ballot for!
    2) The money must go through a central clearing house, and is TAXED at the "Democrats Highest Proposed Tax Rate" before going to the candidate.
    3) All ADS purchased are taxed by 20% (but 90% if it mentions another candidate/attack)
    Also, ads purchased by 3rd parties are taxed at 99% (Anything the candidate doesnt say, "I approved and paid for this ad")
    4) No Committee Positions are awarded once in office, by COLLECTIONS.
    5) Collecting money through K Street while in office is made ILLEGAL.
    6) The DNC and RNC cannot give money to candidates, nor buy ad time, etc.
    7) Nobody CURRENTLY In office can run for a DIFFERENT OFFICE without first resigning (and frankly should not be allowed)

    Also, I would have the government host and pay for a GovTube.com where candidates who give $X and/or get X Thousand signatures, can register and post their campaign ads for free (some rules apply)...

    Imagine that world...
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 week ago
    I heard Rush Limbaugh talking about this today. He said this is called 'bundling'. They bundle a lot of small donations to make it look impressive. Also some uber riche folks like to show off and they can give ultra millions without hurting.
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  • Posted by Idiocracy42 1 week ago
    There's no doubt in my mind that much of the money involved in any campaign doesn't come from the average Joe.

    My last political contributions were for Harry Browne, and I don't recall having to disclose an employer. I would have, even back then, called myself unemployed before giving up more personal information.
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