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  •  Get Money Out Of Politics (2+ / 0-)
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    winsock, Gjetost

    Politicians need to focus on making policy for the people they represent instead of the companies that donate to them.  This is why they can't compromise, if they do, then the donor's money will dry up.

    One interesting proposal that looks like is getting some notice is the Anti Corruption Act.  Check it out.

    •  No, Politicians Need to Represent th Biggst Money. (0+ / 0-)

      Because that's how our system and what our most precious expression of speech and press rights require them to represent.

      While it's true that WE need politicians to focus on policy making, the hard fact is that our system is neither designed nor evolved to serve us.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 08:07:29 PM PST

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      •  Perhaps we should move away from that. (0+ / 0-)

        The biggest money doesn't represent your everyday people. It's corrupt and myopic.

         Personally I think supporting public campaign financing is a good move towards that. The biggest money needs to butt out of our elections and if politicans can't stand for anything on their own terms then they don't rate being in office.

      •  The Anti Corruption Act... (0+ / 0-)

        creates a $100 tax refund for people who donate to politicians.  The goal being to make the biggest money "the people" instead of wealthy interests.  There is a bunch of other provision, but I think this is most important.

        Do go read and sign the act if you think this sounds like a good plan.

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