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(Politico)   "The mega donor glass ceiling" When you break through, finally, make sure the Koch brothers fall through the hole   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Koch Brothers, blood donors, Foster Friess, political structure, Center for Responsive Politics  
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2013-07-03 10:15:40 AM  
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Gulper Eel: Wendy's Chili: What power has been given to the government by statists in response to rich folks buying access?

Campaign finance law - every iteration of which has been and will continue to be rendered loophole-ridden and useless, and generally sooner rather than later. "Close the loopholes" is a chump's rallying cry. Close one, ten others open.

You would think intelligent people would eventually figure out that it's not the campaign that's the problem, it's the excessive power of the offices being campaigned for - but then, those same intelligent people are not immune to craving power themselves.

There's a lot to be said for public campaign financing in this regard. My own spin on it would be to make campaign money part of each elected official's office budget - if they budget X for campaign activities, any plausible challenger also gets X.

You think setting limits on campaign contributions is too statist, but you endorse public financing?
2013-07-03 09:57:03 AM  
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Holy fark is this a stupid article. For years women have been top donors to campaigns because they were wives of top donors and they wanted to give more money to their candidates.
2013-07-03 09:34:41 AM  
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Gulper Eel: The Statist's

Stopped reading there. At least wait until a few more posts to drop the Limbaugh terms.
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