Hey all ...man, it's been a while since I've popped in. I just heard about an interesting idea that's going to try and help get big money out of our corrupt-arse political system. When I tried to think of some good places to share this info ...you guys came to mind.
David, I found it on Digg a couple days ago. I'm always skeptical about things like this too, but I've seen no reason to doubt this one thus far. I may google around and see what else pops up, but I've already donated. (Well, technically the money won't be donated unless they reach their goal of $1 mil. first)
When going through the donation process, you start to fill in your address and it autocompletes from the national USPS database ...so I'm not worried at all about it being a full-on scam. Plus a guy would be pretty ballsy to flat out lie to thousands of people, take their money, then do the complete opposite of what was said. As long as he exists, and went to Harvard Law like he says he did, that's all the proof I need. (maybe I'll google that now ...lol)
Anywho. I'm doing pretty well. Busy, but good. My son just broke a bone in his hand a couple days ago. First break for one of the kiddos...
I'm hoping once the ball gets rolling strongly,enough Congressional arms can be twisted (by voter pressure) to not have to "buy" every seat that votes to correct the system.
Yeah, no kidding
What do you think about the idea that was mentioned where all voters are given some sort of voucher that they can turn around and give towards the candidate/party they choose? It sounded like a good idea to me. I mean, as it is now the politicians have to start pandering to the rich from the beginning because they know that's the only way to get enough dollars to matter. If candidates know that there is already a certain amount of funding coming their way that isn't tied to corporate interests ...I think that could work.
It was also interesting hearing about how they plan on asking congressmen to sign an agreement supporting the idea. Those who don't slap their name on the "I want to make normal people's vote matter" sheet can easily be called out in attack ads. Seems pretty powerful ...and dirty.
Fighting fire with fire (or crap with crap) ...either way, I'm optimistic. LOL
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