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Taking the "Lobby" out of Congress

Posted by tigerhawkvok on October 14, 2009 13:11 in politics

My friend Rob and I were discussing policy last night, and so here are a few policy proposals:

The Jennings-Kahn Campaign Finance and Advertisement Reform

Campaign contributions are restructured in the following way:

  • An office of campaign finance reform is established to handle transactions, funded using up to 5% of total donations.
  • All donations are capped at $5,000.
  • Donations are sent to the CFR Office, with the donator's SSN and name of recipient. Tying the SSN to the donation restricts repeat donations.
  • Once per week, the candidate is issued funds by the CFR Office, with no trace information.

Additional funds up to the five percent will also finance a three-judge panel to hear suits on advertisements up to six months before an election. If an advertisement is deemed to be substantially different in content due to the proximity of an election, the broadcaster is fined equal to a two month, five-day-per-week, prime-time advertisement campaign according to the media and density of the complaint advertisement.

This would substantially reduce the power of lobbies, and the increasingly hyperbolic and misleading commercials.

Update later on how to force scientifically competent legislation.

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