Originally posted by tkwasny
Unless every cent for every candidate regardless of the party affiliation comes from the SAME publically funded pool of money, each getting the exact
same amount as an opponent, there will be political favors, paybacks, smokey back room deals, graft, corruption, earmarks, etc.
IF change were to happen (that's a big IF) things would be good for a while. Unfortunately, the political favors, paybacks, smokey back room deals,
graft, corruption, earmarks, etc... would slowly creep back in as politicians learned how to work the system.
Jesus said, "every man (and woman) has sinned."
That goes double for lawyers.
And TRIPLE for politicians since most of them are not only human but also lawyers.
Candidates cannot use a cent of their own money. Maybe there will be other politicians other than rich.
A politician has to be capable. They have to have proven themselves in some way. Unfortunately, being rich suggests being capable.
Course when it's all REALLY daddy's money, and Jr. has been coddled and sheltered from the world and his own mistakes he can can still become
President. Little Georgie is proof.