Public Citizen Wrote:
Dec 21, 2012 5:50 PM
government contract. I'm also for the taxation of any and all money received as "political contributions" over and above {for the sake of discussion} $5000 per campaign cycle at the regular income rate. Politicians who get re-elected are engaging in a professional activity that they have exempted themselves from while looking for every dollar they can coerce [under threat of prosecution, fine and jail time] from private businesspeople. Then at the end of their [already lucrative] political career they walk off with the "residual" from decades of hoarded contributions from rent seeking supplicants. There is no legitimate justification for exempting these people from the tax burden that they impose on the rest of us.