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Comment Re:Asking the wrong questions (Score 5, Interesting) 465

I think you would be surprised at what we would need to do to get real reform. By no means are we *against* speech. We just want to change the *incentives* of our politicians. In short, we want politicians to have to worry about what the voters think first, and right now they have to worry about what the funders think first.

We can do this without banning anyone from speaking or spending money to speak, by creating viable alternatives to fundraising that don't involve members of Congress and candidates for Congress spending 30%-70% of their time on the phones raising money from a pool of about 150,000 Americans, who represent private interests. We're interested in reforms like the ones passed in Connecticut where no speech was restricted, but an alternative viable method of fundraising through small-dollar donations was implemented.

-- Brian Boyko
-- CTO, MayOne.US

Comment Re:One Issue, or Many? (Score 5, Informative) 465

This is the only issue that the PAC will press for.

And indeed, you can direct your pledge to be used only to support members of one political party if you wish. We don't get as granular as issue-by-issue, but when you pledge, there is a targeting dropdown menu. That targeting dropdown menu allows you to choose from { Whatever Helps, Democrats Only, Republicans Only }

If you pledge your money to Republicans only, it is statistically very unlikely that they would be for gun control.

I don't agree with Prof. Lessig on all the issues either, but that's the point. No matter what side of the debate you fall upon, you have to make sure that this issue is fixed first, otherwise the decisions made will be those that are in the funders' best interests, not the peoples' best interest.

— Brian Boyko
—CTO, MayDay.US

I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died. -- Steven Wright