[SATLUG] OT: Walmart / Right-Left Paradigm
astro at astr0.org
Tue Nov 6 17:06:46 CST 2007
I'm not saying only the rich should run I'm saying there should be no
contributions. If you think taking money away from the military is the
way to go I say to you: join the military and live on that horrible pay.
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On Nov 6, 2007, at 2:30 AM, pixelnate <pixelnate at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 16:27 -0600, Brian Lewis wrote:
>> If he doesn't win then your money is wasted. You would have
>> literally gave
>> it to someone who lost the race and will not be able to keep any
>> that person made on the campaign trail. Seems kinda like BS to
>> me... If
>> someone wants to run for president, they should have to put up all
>> money on their own, contributions should be illegal.
> That's a silly statement. So in your view only the super rich can run
> for office? So basically you would gladly hand over our country to
> oligarchs? Why do you hate our republic so much as to, not only
> willingly hand over the country to the rich, but to actively ask for
> I admire your passion, but I lament your conclusions.
> The only way to prevent lobbyists from dominating our system of
> government is to do away with them and subsidize the campaigns by the
> federal government. Take a few million from the military, pay a few
> million less to the various military contractors, take a few million
> from taxes and put it into a pool. All candidates would then get an
> share for their campaign expenses and we prohibit candidates from
> advertising on television. That should provide them plenty of funds
> travel and for signage, they wouldn't need to spend millions for
> airtime, and they would be far less influenced by the media. While it
> isn't a perfect plan it would certainly be an improvement on the
> in place.
> How would you solve the problem?
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