News: TBOR Board Member Advocates for Taxpayer to NPR
May 4th, 2015
While NPR focuses on conservative donors and does not mention that liberals Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg were the two biggest political donors last cycle, we appreciate them including Richard Painter, a TBOR Board Member and former ethics counsel for President George W. Bush:. “The taxpayer has to have _ has a right to have a meaningful voice in choosing the people who are going to spend the money.”
To get that meaningful voice, Painter proposes $200 tax credits, for people to use as political contributions. Those could be worth $8 billion per election, he says, and would give voters clout long before the election.
“It doesn’t work to say they get to choose on Election Day between two candidates who’ve been pre-selected by the big donors in the two political parties,” he says.