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Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:18 AM

 

Politicians Won't Have To Spent 3/4 Of Their Time Raising Money If Sanders Wins

If Bernie wins, and can enact real campaign finance reform, which I see as public financing of elections things will change. Politicians will be working on fixing problems and calling and working with constituents with their time, instead of constantly calling rich people begging for money.

What a country we could have.....

"Call Time For Congress Shows How Fundraising Dominates Bleak Work Life"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/call-time-congressional-fundraising_n_2427291.html

When they are not in their offices dialing for dollars, they go home to private and public fund raisers.

We Need Campaign Finance Reform.

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Reply Politicians Won't Have To Spent 3/4 Of Their Time Raising Money If Sanders Wins (Original post)
Yallow Apr 2016 OP
brooklynite Apr 2016 #1
Yallow Apr 2016 #3
reformist2 Apr 2016 #4
brooklynite Apr 2016 #9
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #12
brooklynite Apr 2016 #14
Nevernose Apr 2016 #15
NorthCarolina Apr 2016 #2
kristopher Apr 2016 #11
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #5
mythology Apr 2016 #6
Yallow Apr 2016 #7
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #13
Gwhittey Apr 2016 #10
TrueDemVA Apr 2016 #8

Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:21 AM

1. Misleading headline...

...IF Sanders wins says nothing about Sanders' ability to implement campaign finance reform.

Add to which, his press release says nothing as to how much public funding will cost, and where the funds will come from?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:27 AM

3. "Sanders" Won't Be Able To Implement Anything

 

Sanders leading millions of Americans demanding we fix this piece of crap government is how change happens.

Pretending our problems aren't that great while our country, and our world sinks down the drain just won't cut it any more.

Time someone told the Oligarchs running our government they can start paying their fair share. We could then fix our nation's problems with the money they earned by their privilege, and from robbing us with their "special" loopholes, which we will remove.

Why settle for next to nothing? Our country's government is a billionaire's piggy bank, and nothing else.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:29 AM

4. Public funding won't cost a thing, if we mandate that TV, radio, & internet provide FREE media space

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:48 AM

9. This tells me you've never thought about campaign funding as an issue...

...Media advertising is a minor portion of campaign expenses. There's staffing, polling, data management, media production, polling, travel & lodging...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 12:32 PM

12. this tells me you forget our history

Since before Reagan gutted the telecom rules, networks had to give equal free and paid time to the candidates
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/electionissues/a/fcc_equal_time.htm

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 12:35 PM

14. which was still a minor portion of election costs Sanders wants to cover...

...without explaining where the money will come from.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 02:08 PM

15. The funding would be the easy part

The two parties could split the cost of a B2 bomber for the presidential campaign.

It's not Sanders and Clinton that are the problem, though. It's the thousands of other politicians who are legally on the take that is the real issue. Can anyone picture any of the Republicans or many of the Democrats voluntarily getting off their gravy train?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:25 AM

2. Yes, but most politicians didn't spend millions to obtain a "public service" job

 

and that is what they fear Bernie will do, change their well oiled cash generating machine into just a public service job.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:55 AM

11. +1

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:30 AM

5. No time allotted for studying issues, writing bills, reading bills

No need for it when the people that own them write the bills I guess.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:30 AM

6. Apparently the author thinks this will happen by magic

 

As president, Sanders would not be able to introduce legislation on that, which wouldn't get past a Republican controlled House. I suppose he could wait for a campaign finance case to come to the Supreme Court, but that is a crap shoot when it would happen.

But sure, Sanders will do magic if he is elected. Sure he hasn't done so as a senator, but that's different or something.

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Response to mythology (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:39 AM

7. Sorry, I Quit Smoking Crack

 

No way Bernie will be able to accomplish much in the first term with our current pile of tea bagging traitors in congress.

After 2 years of pushing for real solutions to our real problems, with the energy of the millions of reformers who support him now, and the calcified Democratic Establishment hoping to not get primaried by Bernistas, we retake the congress, and start fixing our problems.

Bernie, and us folks who live in the real (failing) world will have a big job to do. The Oligarchs own the media, and most politicians. You are partially correct. It may be impossible to take our country back.

Some of us want to try before it is too late.....

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Response to Yallow (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 12:34 PM

13. +1000!



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Response to mythology (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:53 AM

10. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."

 

I see post all time like yours and you really should take Mark Twain's advice. You are basically saying it is too hard so don't try and in fact let us nominate the person who has lead charge in expanding money corrupting politics over person talking about ending it. Do you not realize how insane that is? And before you reply reread The Mark Twain quote above.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Sun Apr 3, 2016, 10:40 AM

8. Wait...you mean

They will have to actually start doing the work they were voted in to do? The crazy part is that just jokingly saying that is sad, b/c it is obvious this is what they were supposed to be doing anyway.

Time for the establishment to go.

GO BERNIE!!!

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