I read this particular article and a thought occurs to me:
In the first three months of the year, Hillary Clinton paid off $3.7 million in bills left over from her failed presidential campaign, according to a report her campaign filed Wednesday afternoon with the Federal Election Commission.
The report shows that Clinton has only one vendor left to pay off: pollster Mark Penn. Her campaign paid his firm $3 million in the first quarter, but still owes it $2.3 million.
The filing also reveals that the campaign brought in $5.6 million between January 1 and March 31, an impressive sum given that Clinton has relied on surrogates to raise money to pay off her debts since January, when she was confirmed as secretary of state for her Democratic primary rival, President Barack Obama.
So, here’s my modest proposal. One that is non-partisan and that everyone should be able to get behind: Make political campaign funds pay the exact, same tax rates that the general population that the politicians vote to tax pay. Exactly the same rates. Regardless of party.
Treat them the same as an individual, subject to the same tax rates as individuals. Or treat them as corporations, subject to the same tax rates as corporations.
But treat campaigns to exactly the same tax rates as the people have to pay.
Seems fair to me.
That’s a plan everyone should be able to support, isn’t it? Make politician’s campaigns pay the exact, same rates they vote for?