Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

End Plutocracy

Activists Rally In City For Money Out Of Politics

March 5, 2014

It’s hardly a revelation that big money plays a dominant—if not, too dominant— role in politics today....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(13)

Conservative1212

Mar-05-14 9:18 PM

Koch Brothers do a lot of good in this country . More than you can say for Soros. Democrats are not big on giving money away unless its to obama. Koch brother give billions away to good causes. Democrats are not big on charities. You are foolish to think otherwise.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

toolman

Mar-05-14 11:21 AM

lets get rid of gerrymandering also that practice sickens me

1 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

sonoma

Mar-05-14 11:06 AM

All that money exists for only one reason, to influence your vote. You can counteract it by taking the time to research the positions of the candidates rather than relying on advertising, and actually voting.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Howard

Mar-05-14 9:33 AM

Start with the Koch Brothers, not Cuomo.

4 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Oelwyn

Mar-05-14 9:03 AM

What 'Unions'?They are being drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub along with Education,Social Security,EPA,Postal Services,anything not 'Profitized'(oops)-I mean 'Privatized'for the benefit of Tom REED'S bosses.'Citizens United' has nothing to do with United Citizens.A return to the EISENHOWER tax base is what the 2% need,and the rest of America deserves.

3 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

NPGREEN

Mar-05-14 8:15 AM

I agree with Diablo1...stop the influence of all unions, billionaires and special interest lobbyists. Can we maybe reduce re-election rates from 99.9% to maybe 90%. That would be huge. Or we could do nothing. Public campaign financing is probably not good for the Dems. Heck, the current system has allowed for the election of all statewide offices, both US Senators, Assembly majority, and Senate majority of elected Dems. So if you like what you have, a powerless Assemblyman and a Senator who has to share a governing majority with a few "independent" Dems, keep everything exactly as it is. (Or if you believe all politicians are crooks...no need to try to change things).

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

snottynosepunk

Mar-05-14 7:31 AM

H E R O I N

0 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

snottynosepunk

Mar-05-14 7:30 AM

we should be striving to be the ****** Capital of the World.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

troglodyte

Mar-05-14 7:25 AM

Partial "public" (taxpayer) financing of election campaigns would not decrease the influence of special interests at all because the disparity in favor of the current interests would still be overwhelming. Plus the interests are organized and connected. This ploy would only increase the money available for campaigns, increase taxes, diminish the disposable income of the public, and increase the money and ego incentives of candidates. It is a scam.

0 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

troglodyte

Mar-05-14 7:25 AM

Partial "public" (taxpayer) financing of election campaigns would not decrease the influence of special interests at all because the disparity in favor of the current interests would still be overwhelming. Plus the interests are organized and connected. This ploy would only increase the money available for campaigns, increase taxes, diminish the disposable income of the public, and increase the money and ego incentives of candidates. It is a scam.

2 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

1Diablo

Mar-05-14 6:10 AM

No word of the unions buying elections always for democrats, I do agree lobbyist, unions, and billionaires should not be able influence elections with all the money they currently donate.

6 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

NPGREEN

Mar-05-14 5:59 AM

Incumbent Republicans and Democrats absolutely oppose public financing (Sen. Young and Assemblyman Goodell) because public financing ensures an even playing field for elections. Incumbent politicians currently have an impossible $$$ advantage that challengers can rarely overcome. (Nearly 100% of incumbents are re-elected to Albany.). With public finsncing, both incumbents and challengers will have similar campaign budgets to make a fair case for their elections. Public financing also eases the influence of big money doners on getting laws passed. If you believe that all politicians are crooks and it doesn't matter who we elect, you probably oppose this public financing idea. If you believe that big money has an undue influence in Albany and incumbents have an unfair advantage, you probably favor public financing of elections.

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

carlaw

Mar-05-14 2:31 AM

Why on Earth would the public want to finance political campaign??!

7 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 13 of 13 comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web