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 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: TBogg Saturday September 18, 2010 5:00 pm|
How bad is the economy? This bad.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 3, 2010 2:30 pm|
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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?
|By: David Dayen 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?”