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Contribution thru FEC

No Campaign Contributions directly to canadates
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The problem with current campaign financing is the perception (true or not) that the contribution buys the contributor influence with the politicians. End this system by not allowing politicians or political parties to accept campaign contributions.

All contributions would go directly to the Federal Election Commission. This commission would collect all donations, group them together and send them on to the canidate. No receipt would be provided to the donor - so the donor cannot prove that he actually contributed. The Federal Election committe would be prohibited from disclosing the source of any contribution.

Another benifit is that there would not need to be a limit on any contribution - the donor could give any amount that they wished.

davmad, Aug 18 2002


       Flaw: level and value of donations would drop dramatically.
calum, Aug 18 2002

       Is this specific to Canada?
thumbwax, Aug 18 2002

       // level and value of donations would drop dramatically. //   

       Q: How is that a flaw?   

       And the FEC's percentage of this take will be...   

       "In today's newsline, the former Secretary of the FEC has decided to run for President..."
RayfordSteele, Aug 19 2002

       Just what US politics needs. <re-reads> [Thumbwax] - what makes you think this is about Canada?
wagster, Dec 04 2004


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