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Old 06-01-2010, 09:29 PM
gonzomax gonzomax is offline
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You are asking those who benefit from the present system to fix it. The elected politicians already have a funding organization in place . They know who to hit up for money and fund raising parties. If you accept that politics is the business of getting re-elected, it is unlikely that they will ever mend it. A person running against an incumbent is at a huge disadvantage , as our 95 percent re-election rate attests.
Campaign financing is the most corrupting influence in America. Any efforts to fix it depends on senators who get rich and powerful in office, to open the system up to all comers. That wont happen. That in spite of the fact they spend half their time raising money instead of doing the work they were elected to do.