From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A modest proposal

We rebate 75% of every dollar donated to a political party and politician, we then go on to rebate 50% of every one of those already subsidized dollars spent during an election.

Would it not be better to dispense with this charade, directly and publicly fund the system barring all private funding in the process.

We'd get much fairer elections for much the same cost.


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    1. Me too! If the politicians running for election were funded on a reasonable basis with no private donations, the whole circus would be much simpler and to the point. It is ridiculous that the party with the most money has the best chance of election. Raising the most money simply means that they are indebted to powerful corporations.

  2. I really liked the per vote subsidy so even though your chosen candidate may not win at least your vote went to your party of chose. I think the donation limit should be brought down greatly to get big money out.

  3. Hi Jan the PVS motivated some I know to vote Sad that even this minimalist version of public funding was too much for the power brokers to tolerate