Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pakistan Funds U.S. Congressional Elections In Attempts To Manipulate U.S. Foreign Policy.

You might not have a voice in your own government but those hiding Osama Bin Laden and other terrorists do.  

It’s time to limit campaign funding for politicians.  Public funding of  something like $200,000 would suffice for a Congressional seat.  Possibly some small amount more for a Senate seat given the audience size disparity. 

With Youtube, live online streaming of debates or Q&As and new advances in technology, spending tens of millions of dollars for congressional elections and hundreds of millions of dollars for presidential elections serves only those who can pay to play.  It also attracts the wrong type of individual.  It attracts those most interested in power and greed rather than those interested in public service. 

If you take away the incentives granted to those seeking authority rather than public service and leadership, we will have a different type of citizen seeking public stewardship. 

posted by TimingLogic at 9:15 AM