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Author: KrissLindell Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10416  
Subject: Re: Political favors article Date: 9/30/2002 6:49 PM
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Why should politicians be able to raise any more funds than they can earn as a salary while holding their position?

I won't claim credit for this idea--I heard it elsewhere. Limit the maximum amount of contributions that can be raised to the same level as their pay for holding the positon. For example, assume a U.S. Senator will make $150K per year (don't know the actual amount). Since it's a 6 year term, they should only be allowed to raise $900,000 for their campaign, whether it's hard or soft money.

I agree that only "real" people, not individuals should be able to give political contributions. I've worked for large corporations that actively distributed materials to employees that twisted the truth about how employees would benefit from contributing to the companies' PAC's. I disagreed with that while I worked for them and still do even after moving on.
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