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Old 02-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #6
HerculesRockefell HerculesRockefell is offline
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No. It's a terrible idea.

It would only further promote the influence of the 2 major parties, they would decide the funding structure and you can be damn sure 3rd parties aren't going to get an equal slice of the pie (nor should they with such tiny registration numbers). Bob Barr (L) pulled .4% in 2008, and Cynthia McKinney (G) pulled .12%. No f-ing way should either of those two parties be entitled to the same amount of funding as the Rs and Ds. Anyone who actually thinks this will increase the influense of 3rd parties is fooling themselves.

Also, who makes the decisions on who is a viable candidate that is entitled to funding, when in the process (primary or general), who decides the funding breakdown, etc.?

You're basically asking for whole new government agencies on both the federal and state levels that are in essence going to decide who our candidates will be. Whoever decides where the funding goes within the parties, controls who our candidates from each party will be.
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