I think we should amend the Constitution so that candidates get a fixed amount from the government for a campaign budget, and that's the only money they can use. Judicious use of said funds will help to prove the candidate has the ability to be smart with our tax money once elected. The one problem I can't resolve in my mind is how many candidates can be funded and how do we choose who we fund or who we don't. There needs to be a limit or every kook would come out of the woodwork asking for campaign funds. On the other hand, I don't want to limit funding to just the Democrats and the Republicans. One of the problems with our current system of financing is that those are the only two voices that most of us get to hear because those two parties have a tight lock on the donors. We need to make room for fresh ideas.
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