GOP Seeks to End Public Campaign Financing

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    Stump Parrishposted 5 years ago

    GOP Seeks to End Public Campaign Financing
    By Trish Turner Published January 26, 2011

    Congressional Republicans are targeting public financing of presidential campaigns, citing deficit worries and calling the current program “welfare for politicians.”

    Democrats and their allies see the GOP effort as further erosion of campaign finance rules at a time when many in the party are concerned about a recent Supreme Court ruling that removed campaign spending restrictions on corporations and unions.

    “It is hard to imagine a more cynical vote than the one today by a group of Republicans to eliminate public funding of presidential campaigns. Today’s vote makes it clear that a majority of those in the House of Representatives wish to announce that they are for sale to the highest bidder,” accused Mary Kay Henry of the Service Employees International Union.

    Before the final vote in the House, Republicans defeated a Democratic attempt to mandate that groups paying for political ads disclose their donors, something Democrats have sought since the high court’s ruling. … financing/

    Completely handover the election process to corporations. This wouldnt even cover the cost of the tax relief bonus they just handed the same people they want to give total control of our government to. And this makes sense to those on the right how?