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Mattwall1 October 15th, 2013 7:26pm

Do we need campaign finance reform? And if so, how do you think we should do it?

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ElwoodCornish Baltimore
10/16/13 5:53 am

Repeal the Citizens United verdict, and use limited public funding only.

fredd TrumpLand
10/15/13 11:03 pm

Yes.

And I don't know how, sorry!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/15/13 9:35 pm

Limit contributions to only individuals eligible to vote - no more corporate sponsorship. Limit the maximum donation to a single candidate or cause per election to an amount reasonably affordable by any citizen.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/15/13 6:15 pm

Eliminate all 501c4's. Also, require all political donations be disclosed. That includes the chain of corporations. For example, if IBM sets up a company just for political donations, that money should be able to be traced back to IBM.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/15/13 2:20 pm

If the voting public were determined to ve fair and open... Expensive Assassination campaigns would have no influence. We should focus on the voters NOT the media.

skinner Jersey City
10/15/13 1:39 pm

Yes we do. I can't think of a constitutional way to do it with current SCOTUS rulings being as they are. The only way to do it is to override Citizens United.

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Mattwall1
10/15/13 2:23 pm

What would you do, assuming you could and it was deemed constitutional?

skinner Jersey City
10/15/13 5:46 pm

There would have to be some sort of limit on fundraising. I'm not sure how to do it or where to set the limit but we need to ensure monied speech does not dominate our elections.

TomM
10/15/13 12:47 pm

Yes remove all the restrictions on how much we can give, to whom, when and why. People have to learn to form their own opinions instead of having the government limit what they are allowed to see/hear/read.

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TomM
10/15/13 12:47 pm

If you don't like the commercials, turn off the tv.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
10/15/13 9:18 pm

So the wealthy elite can purchase the government lock, stock, and barrels? Then use it to secure favorable legislation for themselves to the detriment of all others? Because that's not happening readily enough yet? Sounds pretty pretty pretty pretty good...

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
10/15/13 12:42 pm

Remember the IRS and tea party groups? We need some real reform

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/15/13 12:36 pm

Start by limiting campaigning to 3 months before the election

that includes gathering donations

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/15/13 12:46 pm

I admire one aspect of British Parliament. After a vote of no confidence, there is a six week period until new elections.
Also, I believe there is public financing that goes with it. Wait til McConnell v FEC decision comes out. Pandora's Box.