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  •  You're missing the point. Not about small donors.. (0+ / 0-)

    per se. Even at its best, Obama's operation still got at least half its money from the usual sources, not from average folks. And Goldman Sachs' big fat check 'speaks' a lot louder than my trivial $100 contribution.

    But the idea I was referencing gives everyone $100 they can only spend on a political campaign, use it or lose it. So the whole electoral system would be awash with money, making Goldman Sachs' money just another drop in the ocean. It finally makes corporate and millionaires' contributions irrelevant.

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