Majority of Americans Would Support Radical Campaign Finance Reform

By: Monday June 24, 2013 10:05 am

A majority of Americans are prepared to support extreme campaign finance reform. According to a new Gallup poll 50 percent of the country would support banning all contributions by individuals and instead have campaigns entirely funded by the government. From Gallup: This system outlined in this question is actually far to the left of any [...]

Ban on Corporate Campaign Donations Heading to DC Ballot

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 1:11 pm

This November the voters in our nation’s capital will likely have the opportunity to ban campaign donations by corporations to local politicians. The Group D.C. Public Trust recently turned in over 30,000 signature to get their initiative on the ballot this year. From D.C. Public Trust: Today, D.C. Public Trust, a grassroots organization of residents [...]

Campaign Finance Reform and Revisionist History

By: Monday June 20, 2011 10:28 am

Democrats aren’t just playing by new big donor friendly rules that have been totally forced on them. They are playing by new rules they actively let happen despite publicly denouncing. Remembering the actual history is critical to fully understanding Feingold’s criticism of the new Democratic Super PACs.

If You’re Afraid Corporate Cash Doesn’t Have Enough Influence: There’s a Super PAC for That

By: Wednesday May 18, 2011 8:35 am

Just in case you were worried that large corporate donors and CEOs don’t have enough influence over or elections and public policy, there is a new Republican Super PAC that should increase their power. From Politico: Attorney James Bopp Jr. spent much of the last two years trying to get rid of the ban preventing [...]

Government Contractors Will Fight for Right to Secretly Use Tax Dollars to Campaign for More Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 12:24 pm

A government contractor’s entire business model is based on trying to convince the politicians in power to give it large sums of taxpayer money. It should be evident to everyone that the potential for corruption is as enormous as the possible profits. Contractors clearly have a massive incentive to take some of the taxpayer money [...]

Left Wing Nation: America Says, Tax the Rich, Don’t Cut Social Safety Net

By: Tuesday April 19, 2011 12:01 pm

When it comes to tax policy and what to do about our social safety net, it seems the American people overwhelmingly support what would be labeled in Washington “radical left wing” positions. From the McClatchy-Marist poll: On tackling the deficit, voters by a margin of 2-to-1 support raising taxes on incomes above $250,000, with 64 [...]

See Scott Run, See Scott Beg: Without Public Financing, Candidates Need to Please the Rich

By: Monday March 7, 2011 8:33 pm

Think Progress caught something you rarely see on tape, but it is prevalent in our political culture–it is a politician directly begging a billionaire one-on-one for money.  Here is Sen. Scott Brown telling David Koch how helpful the thousands he funneled into his last race were and how he would like some more this time. [...]

Hill Democrats Whine About Third-Party Campaign Spending, Ignoring Their Own Failure to Act

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:49 pm

With low enthusiasm expected from Democratic base voters and the new flood of money created by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, Congressional Democrats are terrified that they are being dramatically outspent by shadowy, corporate-funded, outside campaigns. Sadly, instead of using their complete control of the federal government to reform this situation, they have taken [...]

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