Comments on: from Joe and me — join the strike http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/from-joe-and-me-join-the-st/ Blog, news, books Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Jardinero1 http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/from-joe-and-me-join-the-st/#comment-1200 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 14:41:22 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/from_joe_and_me_-_join_the_st.html#comment-1200 Some fundamental questions for Prof Lessig and the other “fundamental changists” to consider:

What incentives or distortions government matching funds would create in the system?

Why would any sane person allow those in power to determine who gets the funding to rise to power? How is that a reform?

What about the data to date? We have thirty-five years of campaign finance law and matching funding to review. Has any of it reduced corruption in Congress? Will more of the same change anything?

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By: James Robertson http://www.lessig.org/2009/01/from-joe-and-me-join-the-st/#comment-1199 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:05:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/01/from_joe_and_me_-_join_the_st.html#comment-1199 Apparently, the concept of bundling eludes you. This proposed reform would make donations more onerous for normal people, and do nothing to hinder the large monetary donations from organized groups. It is to finance reform what the TSA is to airport security: theater.

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