1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

Presidential Election Campaign Fund

Check this box if you want $3 to go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.  The Presidential Election Campaign Fund reduces candidates' dependence on large contributions from individuals and groups and places candidates on an equal footing in the general election.


Should I check it?
Permalink tax man 
March 28th, 2007 12:33pm
Yes.  Next question?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 28th, 2007 1:16pm
aren't most the big players foregoing fed assistance these days?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,214158,00.html?sPage=fnc.politics/youdecide2006
Permalink arg! 
March 28th, 2007 1:24pm
I would not check it. Send the $3 to the local animal shelter instead. It will do more good.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 28th, 2007 2:05pm
Thanks, Practical.
Permalink Local animal shelter volunteer 
March 28th, 2007 2:17pm
Except the $3 you send to the Presidential Election Campaign comes right off the top of your taxes.

The $3 you send to the Animal Shelter does not.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 28th, 2007 2:24pm
This only supports the two major parties, and not any 3rd parties.  Leave it unchecked to force them to raise their own damn funds.
Permalink xampl 
March 28th, 2007 2:24pm
They have no trouble at all raising their own damn funds.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 28th, 2007 2:25pm
Make it $10 and I will do it.

lets keep up with the times and make the Fund competitive with special interests and PACs

I'd wager that if you are willing to give $3 you will give $10 (double the federal commitment to $6 and add a $4 out of pocket expense)

What do we need to get the ball rolling? a form letter to your local congressman and a letter to the local paper editor I'd imagine.
Permalink arg! 
March 28th, 2007 2:44pm
Ah!  So now we're arguing about the "Right Price".

OK, so check it now, and send in an additional $7, and there's your contribution.  Elect somebody who'll try to change the tax law so $10 is allowed next time.

That's how Democracy works.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 28th, 2007 2:54pm
yeah. inflation is a bitch...

(not to mention the going price for influence within the most powerful nation in the history of our planet!)
Permalink arg! 
March 28th, 2007 3:08pm
Good point.  I remember when it used to be a dollar.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 28th, 2007 3:21pm

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