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  •  All financing needs to be public (1+ / 0-)
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    Until our congress gets this through their fucking heads, we will continue with the current mess we find ourselves in.

    And Obama choosing to forego public financing doesn't help one bit.

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

    by Skeptical Bastard on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:55:32 AM PDT

    •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

      this an issue that gets absolutely no play in the corporate media.  The fact that the media is actually calling attention to it in a desperate attempt to damage BO's candidacy is actually a good thing IMO.  Barack is right: so long as there are soft money loopholes, there is no such thing as spending limits.

      Besides, as I noted above, I consider campaign donations as a front end, voluntary tax for good government service.  I see no reason why we should limit the number of people allowed to participate.

      "Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." - George Carlin, R.I.P. (1937-2008)

      by Alfonso Nevarez on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 10:02:37 AM PDT

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      •  "limit the number of people"??? (0+ / 0-)

        If ALL campaign financing were publicly funded, the ALL taxpaying citizens would be participating.  How much better, more fair participation could you ask for?

        "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

        by Skeptical Bastard on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 11:26:49 AM PDT

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