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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #14)

Sun May 20, 2018, 09:11 AM

15. I think it would be great if our legislators

didn't have to spend a large part of each and every day raising money.

I marvel at the ridiculous objections DU puts up to the notion that would be a solution to the root of our problems, money in politics. Wow.

On edit: I have to add that as this sinks in seriously, think of it. If our pols weren't beholden to largest donors and fearful of interests that could fund ruinous attack ads we could cut back so much of the wasteful spending. Additionally the tax rates could be properly addressed. All sorts of things could be actually, with all the time legislators would have now that they aren't always fundraising.

Instead of subsidizing Big Oil we could invest in wind and solar. Eventually we wouldn't need nearly the oil we do now and we'd be saving the environment. In turn what interest would we have any longer in oil rich middle east? We could send them shipments of cash to rebuild where we've bombed and still save countless amounts of money by scaling back the military spending by ending operations there.

The list could be practically endless to the way things could drastically improve. I'd rather my tax dollars fund both sides of an election than corporate subsidies or the military complex.

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