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kurtjkemp2013 December 17th, 2015 5:46am

A law funding campaigns at the State level for all candidates, and forbidding the use campaign war chests, and personal wealth should be enacted for State elections. Take the influence of the almighty dollar out of politics once and for all !

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bigW7 USA
12/17/15 6:42 am

Under your proposal, how is a campaign funded? Keep it mind that well-funded campaigns allow for candidates to more fully articulate their views to the public.

Personal donations only? All that does is encourage clever accounting. Instead of direct donations, Boards would vote to increase CEO's salary by donation amount, and boom, now it's a personal donation.

I've worked in tax and corporate transactions realm for a long enough time to respect that when it comes to (1) keeping their money or (2) having political interests reflected, corporations are willing to hire damned good attorneys and accountants to run around restrictions like these. And in the end of the day, you're stopping SOME corp donations, but really just giving accountants/attorneys work opportunities.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/16/15 10:50 pm