A majority of Americans are prepared to support extreme campaign finance reform. According to a new Gallup poll 50 percent of the country would support banning all contributions by individuals and instead have campaigns entirely funded by the government. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 24, 2013 8:05 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 10, 2012 11:05 am|
This November the voters in our nation’s capital will likely have the opportunity to ban campaign donations by corporations to local politicians. The Group D.C. Public Trust recently turned in over 30,000 signature to get their initiative on the ballot this year.
|By: Eli Friday May 18, 2012 6:01 pm|
How could an idea as brilliant as Americans Elect fail? HOW???
|By: Eli Tuesday January 17, 2012 6:01 pm|
Hey, you know what conservatives really really hate? Conservatives just can’t stand it when rich people and corporations use their vast wealth to game the system! Just don’t ask them to support any kind of public campaign financing or limits on corporate political spending…
|By: Glenn Greenwald Saturday October 8, 2011 1:59 pm|
Much pundit ink has been spilled pondering why the OccupyWallStreet protest has grown so rapidly and resonated so widely. But the answer is really not difficult to apprehend. Our political system is fundamentally broken by corruption and oligarchical control. Many people know this. They have rationally concluded that voting fixes none of these systemic problems precisely because the problems are systemic. And going out into the street to protest and demand an end to this corruption is the only perceived means of redress.
|By: Eli Friday September 9, 2011 6:01 pm|
Sarah Palin just hates it that corporations control our government. Honest!
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 27, 2011 9:36 am|
A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits
|By: Eli Tuesday March 8, 2011 6:01 pm|
Attached strings are bad. Unless they tie you where you already want to be.
|By: Eli Friday March 4, 2011 6:01 pm|
Why is it that us poor, dumb ordinary folks can figure out how to cut the deficit without screwing over the poor, the sick, or the elderly, but all those big brains we elected to represent our interests in this big ol’ complicated world are completely stumped?
|By: Eli Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:01 pm|
David Brooks unveils an exciting new argument in the War On Campaign Finance Reform: Money just doesn’t matter! Call it campaign finance denialism, if you will.