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Small dollar funding could support political campaigns

By Hicbd
Tue Dec 31 2013 9:37 am

One system proposed could be to give "a rebate of $50 (from federal taxes) in the form of a 'democracy voucher.' That voucher could then be given to any candidate for Congress who agreed to one simple condition: the only money that candidate would accept to finance his or her campaign would be either “democracy vouchers” or contributions from citizens capped at $100. And if the voter didn’t use the voucher? The money would pass to his or her party, or, if an independent, back to this public funding system."

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/opinion/in-campaign-financing-more-money-can-beat-big-money.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-04/to-save-politics-adopt-small-donor-reforms-commentary-by-lawrence-lessig.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_reform_in_the_United_States#Clean_elections

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Government Democracy U.S. Congress Lobbying U.S. Campaign Finance Campaign Finance U.S. Political Polarization U.S. Partisanship

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