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Make public finding available for election expenses

We already have that.  It's insufficient to run a national campaign, as John McCain is now discovering.

ban paid for political advertising

Supreme Court would throw it out on free-speech grounds.

treat all private contributions by corporations or lobbyists tantamount to bribery

Can't ban contributions from lobbyists by law, because they're individuals.  Candidates and parties can, as the DNC and the Obama campaign have, only refuse to accept their contributions.

Corporations, strictly speaking, can't donate.  They work through PACs.  A ban on PACs would be fine by me.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 02:06:16 PM EST
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