Democracy Dollars Accounts for Federal Candidates - While taking the bundling route is a safer alternative, the Democracty Dollars Accounts(DDA) is downright revolutionary. I'm not sure if it has been proposed before but the idea may save our campaign finance system. Currently checks from individuals go straight to candidates. I'm not suggesting that $2,000 will buy a candidate's support, if it did, we would be in much bigger trouble than we had thought. However, 100 donations from an energy companies employees sent to the candidate can certainly be considered substantial. DDA would be accounts managed by the Federal Government but owned by the candidate. The only difference is that checks would be sent to the DDA in the name of the candidate, the name of the donor(s) would never be disclosed to the candidate.
He says a lot more about it, but the part in bold is key. Candidates would not be allowed to know where their money comes from. I doubt this would solve the plutocratic problem, but it would be a step in the right direction. My only question is, how ya gonna pass something like this when it so obviously will hurt the plutocracy? Whaddaya t'ink dis is? Guvmint a da people?
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