Do we need campaign finance reform? And if so, how do you think we should do it?
Repeal the Citizens United verdict, and use limited public funding only.
And I don't know how, sorry!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What would you do, assuming you could and it was deemed constitutional?
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.
Don't worry about it!
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.
If you don't like the commercials, turn off the tv.
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...
Remember the IRS and tea party groups? We need some real reform
Start by limiting campaigning to 3 months before the election
that includes gathering donations
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.