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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 08:57 AM
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2. Is anyone surprised?
Its always been this way. It will remain this way until the system changes.

Just a simple bill can outlaw corporate contributions. Problem was the corporations contribute to whoever is in cut them off is to cut funding for both parties. Can we really trust a congressman to remove a source of funding? No.

Another simple bill could make all campaigns 100% govt funded. Both sides have the same amount to spend, and no special interest groups can advertise. Still, one side always has the advantage in money, are they going to toss away a winning edge? No.

The question is really, how can we change the campaign finance system without congress?
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