Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand wants to give YOU 600 “Democracy Dollars” that you can donate to federal candidates for Senate, Congress or the Presidency. It is her “Clean Elections Plan” and the goal is to reduce the influence of “big money” in politics. The plan is to give voters vouchers to donate $100 in the primaries and $100 in general election for each category – Congress, Senate and Presidency – totaling $600. This part confuses me a little – you can only donate to elections in your state, but it could be used for Congress candidates outside the district. I think what they are getting at is if you know your districts candidate has no competition, you can spend you money in a district that does have competition, which is how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got elected. On the campaign side, they have to let go of the $2800 max donation per person, to a $200 donation max.
“If you want to accomplish anything that the American people want us to accomplish — whether it’s healthcare as a right, better public schools, better economy — you have to take on the greed and corruption that determine everything in Washington.”
I guess the goal is to get more people to vote, if you drop money on a candidate you are more likely to follow up and go vote. However, this is a case of the government wanting to give people money to give to the government. How would they pay for this? People would be taxed more so we can redistribute it for political fund raising. Democracy dollars… My brain hurts…
Her presidential run is based on giving tax money away, this seems like a thing a politician should do? I don’t know what else this woman is running on, I’m not all that interested in all these NPCs.