Comments on: Where campaign finance needs to go now http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/28/where-campaign-finance-needs-to-go-now/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/28/where-campaign-finance-needs-to-go-now/#comment-35410 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 17:10:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9525#comment-35410 The British Parliament has 10,000 plus members. That government under pressure from the electorate outlawed contributions to politicians and parties from corporations, unions and any public or private group(PACS).only Citizens can contribute and there is a small maximum.

In our nation by contrast the decline of Unions economic strength has lead to a reversal of government policies that once kept the middle class(once the political and economic strength of the nation)strong. It would appear that 535 members of an elected representative body is far easier to buy off than 10,000.

Does anyone not see the U.S. is an Oligarchic Fascist State and not a Democracy.

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By: Minogaade http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/28/where-campaign-finance-needs-to-go-now/#comment-35365 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 04:09:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9525#comment-35365 To me the saddest thing is that the candidate with more money has such an advantage. Can an electorate get any dumber? A 30-second TV ad is worth 10000 articles like this one.

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By: ZephyrTeachout http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/28/where-campaign-finance-needs-to-go-now/#comment-35358 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:05:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9525#comment-35358 There’s lots of evidence that after a certain amount of money, money matters less–it depends on where, of course. The key is having the matching funds be enough. Thanks for the comment!

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By: instigal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/06/28/where-campaign-finance-needs-to-go-now/#comment-35355 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:51:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9525#comment-35355 I like the idea of the low-dollar matching funds — but I’m curious, in a real-world scenario, if it would still be enough to fight deep pocket candidates…

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