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Campaign Finance Reform 
6th-Apr-2006 07:27 am
Every now and again I hear someone speaking on it. There are only two groups of proponents: the politicians who suspect it will help them keep their seats, and the wannabe politicians who are worried that too much money to their elected bretheren will enable them to buy better advertising. The opponents, oddly enough, are never those with the money, worried about losing influence. They never do. The only ones who oppose it are those individuals who think that politicians should have an incentive to listen to everybody, and who mumble something about people's right to petition the government. Politicians are too used to ignoring them to bother with such a silly group: so expect that campaign finance regulations will serve only the ones voting for it.
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