posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 12:08 PM
Here in the UK there have been a number of scandals regarding funds received by MP's. However this isn't enough. When i suggest that all political
parties receive equal funding i get ridiculed. Many ask why they should pay for parties to advertise. The people who are against this are undermining
Imagine right now that you are an MP, or a member of the US senate. A private company comes up to you and offers to give you 30% of the funds needed
to get you re-elected. You get your election and win. Ask yourself, when this company comes to you and asks you to vote a certain way on a law, which
way will you vote? If you go against them then the next time you're up for election they will withdraw funding and no doubt will tell others to do
the same. Without funding you will fail and lose your job. You will lose your power and basically be discredited.
This is the hold that corporations have over our politicians. Not just the UK and USA but the other countries in this world. When you have a political
system that relies upon private funding to help candidates stay in their position, you have a corrupted system that will pander to the whims of anyone
with the money to supply victory to that candidate.
Yes, enacting this policy would require tax payer money, however ask yourself if a little extra money is worth the chance of an unbiased democracy or
I would happily pay this money.