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|WED.FEB,980225,9:54-5| Some comments from before transition to CoSy/Current .
9710150359 | BillClinton should ask old friend JohnHuang to explain everything to Congress .

Campaign Funding

TV : Politicians should have to wear decals of their sponsers just like race cars & their dirvers .
   ============================: WED.NOV,981111 :============================|20:27| NYC CampaignFinance Brd , NYC Bar Assoc 1109|  Good Debate : TrevorPotter chr . ' Clean Money States ' ? Is political speech obscene ?  There you have it , the voters are wrong . BobStern : Clean Money States : 5$ contributions in AZ .  KathleenCzar MN : Ventura got ~ $350k state funds   ' Pty can recruit good candidates ' ! ! Woh - If I get to tell a candidate    I will give you seed money ! . JohnFund WSJ : Judge shopping . |  $1000 limit equivalent to  $270 when passed in `74 .  None of Above on Ballot . Could lose to empty chair - if chair better .  FEC constantly loses to Buckley logic  @ Dist Court Level . HaroldIckes : No public support . Not made case that in best interest .  was Pub funding of Ventura determinative . Clinton took convincing to go  under rules for $70M Campaign Funding in `96 . But whole lot of  uncontrolable money around ( outside of ) system . Likes notion of time  limit , but sees Constitutional problems . Aud? : Run & Get free state money to advertise other busn ? JF : Ventura  would have made out well win or lose just on the publicity for his  TalkRadio show . Aud? : Mark Green got $400k running against phantom opponent . Aud? .025 of pop gives .8 of spending . JF : Gov this big w have lots of $  chasing it . Microsoft now has triple rather than single digit # lobbyists .  HI : Incumbents weren`t born , were elected . This was lowest turn out since `44 as portion age eligable population . TP : What is goal of pub fin ? JF : $3 checkoff IRS box has delined from .2  to .13 |2nd Panel : BillGreen (Marks Father ?) NYC $ goes to those then squashed in primary . - so goes w/i Party itself ! ? MarkGreen : Person out on St cannot claim I have strings attached ! you mean  no private sector - real world - strings . | Kremlin logic inverted .  MG : Total Arrogant Statist !  Get a JOB ! ACLU JoalGora : Give up on trying to limit funding . Require Full disclosure . + matching funds , free Frank , provide resources for speech . Mercurio : In NYC , hardly any contested elections .Aud JohnBoniface(?) : Natnl ACLU suing ME , other Limits ? JG : ACLU  understands 1st Ammendment . ME coerces into system . State sys must at  most be choice - |15:48| Hearings just chopped off .  |15:51| JG continuing : Banquet of Choices . Disclosure  should only play at level where #s large . Aud : .002 gave half for Giuliani election | MG : Insane . Wants control w/o admiting it is ALL ABOUT MONEY . Aud George? : Money only to Enhanced Voter Directory & Public TV . Koch : Guiliani did same as Dinkins manipulating CampaignFinBrd : JoeErazo  replacement of Williams . Erazo did not vote on $242k fine of Giuliani  campaign . !! for Constitutional Ammendment to stop wealthy from running  on own money !!Panel 3 : Disclosure - Sunlight . Access to DBs . Biggest sources of money : Homemakers & Retirees JillAbramson WSJ : Nixon`s Rosemary`s baby folder of top 10 contributors in  `72 CommonCause caused 1st disclosure . So many loopholes now - Riady Lipo MathhewCarolan , libertarian : Finance reform documentation daunting .  Public Rational Ignorance - not worth time . Press has own interests . MBNA Bank largest contributor to Damato . on JohnDoolitle : Regs causing sickness . Why do we want the Simply have full disclosure . Free : Congress shall make no laws abridging freedom of speech - (NYS?) congressman . Disclosure is one of those things State legislating the obviously right behavior . A competitive candidate can force the issue with his adversary . VA becoming state to setup unlimited PACs in . Doolittle : VA has great transparent system .|17:31| Broadcast cut off . NYC Tape Archive 718-289-5477
Subject: Free Speech costs a lot . Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 15:26:38 -0400 From: BobArmstrong To: Mitch McConnell <senator@mcconnell.senate.gov> Thank you for being the too lonely voice of rationality in the sea of power freaks who appear dangerously close to further quaging the mire of political speech funding . ALL that is needed is FULL DISCLOSURE of who gives money to whom . I`m not in the market for any excuse by those who want to take MY money to fund my intellectual adversaries - which happens to include themselves . Nor do I accept their arguments for keeping me from spending MY money to promulgate my analyses and support those who understand them . I`m adding a link to your site to my http://www.cosy.com/views/politics.htm#CampaignFunding" Re: RoyRomer on ABC This Week : Why shouldn`t smoker`s have voice ? Big Money is just the aggregated voice of the free market . The outstanding exeception is defense and other contractors who are recycling government payments . They , as Eisenhower stressed , need to be doubly scrutinized . But , the supression of democracy goes beyond the control of funding . The supression of Ross Perot`s views by the half dozen people of Federal Election Commission and the FCC , not even allowing him to use his funds in the manner he deemed efficient , distorted and cheapened the last American election of the 20th century . ( See his FCC Complaint copied in http://www.cosy.com/views/polit96.htm#IsPerot . ) That is why citizens see their vote is choiceless . Again , add me to the list of those supporting you in the battle against those unwittingly working ( with the best of intentions as always ) to destroy our democracy . BobArmstrong -- BobA -- CoherentSystems 212-285-1864 X:-732-0244 http://cosy.com 42 PeckSlip 4B | NYC NY 10038 bob@cosy.com
See :
Mitch McConnell`s 961205 speach

971009 | Some frequently repeated stats on campaign $s :

  Amount spent on `96 congressional elections : 3.89 % voter  4 format 4E9 % 7.6E12 |>|   .0005    | portion of GNP spent on elections .  20E9 $ on laundry&DryCleaning .

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