A revolutionary campaign finance idea
The Weekly Standard
By Jay Cost
Writing recently in the Daily Beast, John Pudner of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative reform group, offered an interesting proposal for improving our campaign finance system. He suggested that each political donor receive a tax credit worth up to $200:
If our ultimate goal is to restore citizens_ faith in their government, shouldn_t we also do what we can to make it easier for those same citizens to give a small contribution to the candidates of their choice? Citizens who write the small checks tend also to start talking to their friends, go knock on doors, or share information via social media. And when citizens get involved, the outcomes are better.