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  1. William Thien
    October 31, 2010 @ 6:49 am

    I think we have to examine the roots of the law that governs campaign finance, or the BCRA, Bipartison Campaing Finance Reform Act, writte by my Senator, Russ Feingold.
    Russ Feingold is my senator, a decent guy. But even after calling his offices and asking him not to vote for the stimulus package, where most of the money went to the New York financial district and six months later was used to pay million dollar bonuses, Russ voted for it anyway. It would have been a stimulus check to each and every taxpayer of at the very least $7,000 had the government sent the money to the people who pay the taxes in the first place. Some would have received checks of more than $11,000 based on their income. Now that would have stimulated the economy like you wouldn’t believe. Schools could use that money. The roads need serious repair. Instead, the money mostly went to banks and other financial institutions in one or two states, money from the entire country!, and was concentrated to the very people Russ often says he does not support. It makes you wonder.
    But even more concerning is the BCRA, the bipartisan legislation he basically wrote in 2002 to control campaigns. It was supposed to stop what we are enduring now. I like Russ. But if there is anyone who says one thing and something else entirely happens, it would appear it is Russ Feingold. It would appear he is one of the best at doing just that in fact.
    http://williamthien.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/campaign-finance-reform-a-plague-of-democracy/

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  2. William Thien
    October 31, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    I think we have to examine the roots of the law that governs campaign finance, or the BCRA, Bipartison Campaign Finance Reform Act, written by my Senator, Russ Feingold.
    Russ Feingold is my senator, a decent guy. But even after calling his offices and asking him not to vote for the stimulus package, where most of the money went to the New York financial district and six months later was used to pay million dollar bonuses, Russ voted for it anyway. It would have been a stimulus check to each and every taxpayer of at the very least $7,000 had the government sent the money to the people who pay the taxes in the first place. Some would have received checks of more than $11,000 based on their income. Now that would have stimulated the economy like you wouldn’t believe. Schools could use that money. The roads need serious repair. Instead, the money mostly went to banks and other financial institutions in one or two states, money from the entire country!, and was concentrated to the very people Russ often says he does not support. It makes you wonder.
    But even more concerning is the BCRA, the bipartisan legislation he basically wrote in 2002 to control campaigns. It was supposed to stop what we are enduring now. I like Russ. But if there is anyone who says one thing and something else entirely happens, it would appear it is Russ Feingold. It would appear he is one of the best at doing just that in fact.
    http://williamthien.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/campaign-finance-reform-a-plague-of-democracy/

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