Class Warfare Blog

May 4, 2016

Brilliant! Finally, A Workable Campaign Finance Innovation!

A new idea has breathed some life into the campaign finance reform debate. Rep. David Jolly (R-FL), has introduced a bill that would ban federal officeholders from soliciting political donations.

Brilliant!

The only reason our Congressmen spend half of their working hours, or more, on the phone asking for money or at fundraisers asking for money, is to connect the quid with the quo. This idea is an excellent one. Fundraising is important, but others should do it.

The reasons are splendid. For one, this takes our elected officials and candidates out of the corruption loop. Yes, corruption is still possible but this would open up the ability of our officials to vote against their donor’s interests, at least on occasion.

Second, it would double the freaking time our elected officials have to do their damned jobs. Can you imagine how productive you would be at your job if you were required to spend half of your work hours in pointless busywork? Your productivity would plummet!

Put our elected officials back to work on our business. Bar them from directly soliciting campaign funds!

Absolutely brilliant!

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Good start.

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    Comment by john zande — May 4, 2016 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

    • Give those assholes more time to work, then we pound them for not getting our business done! Hey, it is a strategy!

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 4, 2016 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  2. Somehow this kind of change is too radical for them that been used to this. I’ll bet it doesn’t get out of committee.

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — May 4, 2016 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

    • Think about it. all Congressmen hate doing those phone calls. all they need to is vote for this and then others have to do it for them. There is no cost to them. There is no lobby against this. It may just work.

      The only drawbacks are freedom of speech drawbacks, but this would require someone with standing, a Congressman to carry forward a case … to be able to get to do what they hate to do. Not bloody likely.

      On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 5, 2016 @ 8:39 am | Reply


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