Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Picking the President: Government Reform

I've set a goal: to finish this series by the end of the day. This is called cramming. Don't do it.

John McCain

  • Longtime advocate of campaign-finance reform
  • Expected to use public financing in the general election
  • Thinks that ethics reform starts with ban on earmarks
  • Accepts lobbyist and PAC campaign contributions

Barack Obama
  • Supports expanding public financing and applying it to Congressional races
  • Declined public financing for general election
  • Sponsored reform to make lobbying and earmarks transparent
  • Refuses lobbyist and PAC campaign contributions

Point to...McCain?!? Believe it or not, I support lobbyists and PACs. Yes, they have a lot of power, and that's democracy in action. You don't have to be a corporation or a bank to go to Washington with a cause.

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