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How to Return Confidence in Government

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As everyone who reads my blog knows, I support a major change in campaign finance in order to bring more public confidence to policy and funding decisions.

The massive amount of rhetoric – and finger pointing – that exists right now surrounding all the secretive funding by unknown donors only lends credence to the argument that campaign financing needs to be changed. Whether or not candidates are being funded with foreign donations, undoubtedly, is a big issue.

But even more important, perhaps, is the issue of whether those donations are purchasing favorable legislation or are being used as a lever for or against a candidate to obtain legislation a particular donor wants.

How does the public know? How can the voters have confidence that the decisions being made by our elected politicians are in the national interest…or in a specific donors interest? How do we know who they really represent?

Watch this video:

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Written by Valerie Curl

October 25, 2010 at 5:51 PM

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