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[–] Broc_Lia 4 points 45 points (+49|-4) ago 

The measure, which passed with more than 51% backing in November,

That's pretty narrow.

would have created an independent ethics commission,

"Independent" and "government body" are oxymorons. That sounds like a whole heap of BS disguised by the reasonable measures.

limited lobbyist gifts to lawmakers, banned officials from joining lobbying firms for two years after leaving office

All sound fine to me

and created so-called "Democracy vouchers" for registered voters to steer toward their preferred candidates.

What in the name of hell does any of that mean?

All in all, I think there's more to it than is in the article. First off, it's CNN, who I wouldn't trust to tell the truth about a pickup basketball game. Second of all, they're screaming about the koch brothers again whilst carefully ignoring Soros.

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[–] TheDude2 1 point 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher/about-the-program

Apparently, liberals are using tax money to fund campaigns. This is some real bullshit.

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[–] Aldo 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

Its better than our current system where only those who have friends with money can run and win, then they're expected to turn around and represent the people? Time and time again they only represent their donors.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

An "independent ethics commission" sounds an awful lot like something likely to be unelected and probably loaded down in favor of a particular political perspective. I haven't looked at the article in detail, but that just smells fishy right there.

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[–] Aldo 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

Independent usually means non-politicians and either non-partisan or filled 50-50 with Rs and Ds

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[–] Joker68 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

/Thread

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[–] freedumbz 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Democracy credits are taxpayer dollars (fifty per credit) assigned to any candidate that is approved by an ethics committee that is run by the state for the purpose of campaigning. Great idea, right?

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That sounds exactly like the kind of bullshit I'd expect the party of the Clintons to come up with