Really Big Money Politics

The New York Times editorializes on the need to fix the presidential public financing system and urges that a public financing system be created for Congress as well.

 

"Mr. Obama made much of a promise to fix it, once elected. So, the time has come to fix it.

 

"He needs to set a strong example for Congress and the status quo laziness of Washington and move convincingly for revival of the public option, which served the nation well. This would create pressure for a similar system of restraint by Congressional candidates now basted with special-interest money. As the lucre builds to critical mass, a public option for Congressional and presidential candidates becomes ever more vital."

 

For the full editorial, click here.