Majority of Americans Would Support Radical Campaign Finance Reform

By: Monday June 24, 2013 8:05 am

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:

 

Group Pushes for Public Campaign Financing in New York

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 4:02 pm

A large coalition of very large donors, businesses and activists are pushing for New York to adopt a system of publicly financed elections.

Congressional Progressive Caucus “Budget for All” Deserves as Much Scrutiny as Paul Ryan’s Budget

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 1:45 pm

As long as the news media devotes massive amounts of space to a fantasy budget, why can’t they turn their attention for just a minute to a more legitimate one Like last year’s CPC budget, which earned praise from the likes of Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Krugman and even The Economist, the Budget for All makes up-front investments while reducing the deficit over time by making the tax code more progressive and scaling back on defense.

It’s Always Sunny In Detroit

By: Saturday September 18, 2010 5:00 pm

How bad is the economy? This bad.

Brewer: I Only Debated for the Money

By: Friday September 3, 2010 2:30 pm

Gov. Jan Brewer followed up her trainwreck debate performance with a vow never to debate again. The kicker is that this small-government conservative admitted that she only participated in the panel at all because she, get this, wanted to qualify for public money to finance her campaign.

Prop. 15: Will California Vote to Curb the Political Power of Corporations?

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 8:30 am

Today is Election Day in 11 states–don’t forget to vote! In California, voters can take a small step toward public financing of elections by supporting Prop 15.

Most Americans Say Our Two-Party System Is Broken: So How Do We Fix It?

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 10:15 am

A full 83 percent of Americans say our political system needs significant improvements. The question is, what are the sources of the problem and how do we fix it?

CA Prop 15: Whitman’s Purchase of Governor’s Race Shows Need for Clean Money

By: Wednesday April 7, 2010 7:45 am

Whitman’s sampler is only the most egregious of a trend toward self-funding of outrageous sums in elections. Michael Bloomberg, Jon Corzine, and dozens of other uber-rich men and women have stratified our political space, widening the gap between the electable and the unelectable. Very few Senators are not millionaires; very often the first question out of a political operative’s mouth about a new candidate is “can they self-fund?”

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