Thursday, November 20, 2003

NY Times: A Hard Road for Democrats in a Day of No "Soft Money"

The only thing I take away from the article is that campaign finance laws are stupid. This guy surely voted for the BCRA:

"Eliminating soft money is a pretty big hole," Representative Martin Frost, Democrat of Texas, said. "The party is working hard to make up some of that disadvantage, but it can't make it all up."

So basically, I passed a law to make it harder for me to use the old loopholes get money, so now I'm actively searching for new ones.

The stated purpose of the 1970's laws and beyond was to halt the "appearance of corruption." What's more corrupt, a system with no restrictions and full disclosure, or a system in which the rules are subverted and money comes through the back door?

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