Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Dialing For Dollars
This is absurd:
The WP fronts the chairman of the Federal Election Commission claiming "there is a growing sense" that in order for a presidential candidate to be taken seriously he or she will have to raise $100 million by the end of 2007. Although some say the figure is far too high, many do believe these upcoming elections will mark the end of public funding for campaigns and its accompanying spending limits.
As Al Franken has been beating a drum about, one errant governing decision with a budget of hundreds of billions of dollars is more than enough to pay for all election campaigns. Raising money from private resources takes an enormous amount of time and leads inevitably to corruption.

Isn't it time for real public financing of campaigns?
Blogger Lynne said...
But we have the best government that money can buy.