The Money Party

From www.smirkingchimp.com:

It is not about Republicans versus Democrats. Right now, the Republicans do a better job taking money than the Democrats. But The Money Party is an equal opportunity employer. They have no permanent friends or enemies, just permanent interests. Democrats are as welcome as Republicans to this party.

Late at night, when I can’t get to sleep, I start thinking about ways that our country could be better. I think that elections would be better if all candidates had a government supplied, fixed campaign money pot. In order to run for a position, you’d have to get a certain amount of signatures. Yes, there are flaws with this system (mainly “non-affiliated” support groups), but I think it would be a good start.

via Wil Wheaton’s Link Blog

One Reply to “The Money Party”

  1. Thanks for commenting on and running this edition of The Money Party. What a simple and sensible concept your describe – elections that are based on issues, not money; serious debate, not sound bites; democracy and not plutocracy. We’ll et there. More Money Party editions on the way including one on “wealth transfer” (aka, wholesale pilfering of the working/middle class funds through the coming meltdown). Excellent bolg.

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