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An intriguing idea: Luxury tax on self-funded campaigns

KW: Imagine if this idea was applied to Tom Golisano? We might not have an Independence Party of NY. And, we might not have had a NY State Senate Coup!

(excerpt from) PolitickerNJ
Daggett proposes luxury tax on self-funded campaigns

By Matt Friedman

TRENTON — Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett wants to institute a “luxury tax” on wealthy self-funding political candidates, a jab at Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, who spent more than $100 million of his own money to finance his political career.

Daggett suggested a 33% tax on a candidates’ who raise more than twice the amount at which publicly-financed candidates are capped (currently $10.9 million for the general election), which he said might be constitutional, as opposed to limiting how much candidates could spend.  The receipts would then be distributed to the other candidates proportional to how much they raised.

The proposal is based on Major League Baseball’s policy on teams that outspend a pre-set cap…

A Quinnipiac poll from this month put Daggett’s support at 7%, but he said he was encouraged by an internal Democratic poll that showed him at 10%…

4 Responses

  1. Daggett is the best candidate for governor

  2. The Star Ledger’s endorsement of Chris Daggett is great news. I wish the republicans would stop the Bush/Rove Fear mongering. There is obviously a consensus that a vote for Daggett is not a vote for Corzine, except among those who use mass psychological terror to promote their own agendas.

    Daggett is the only viable candidate and there are many of this who are voting for him because we know he can win and is the only candidate who can change this state. The Star Ledger’s endorsement echoes and re-affirms that Daggett is a viable candidate and can win.

    Furthermore, Daggett is now polling at 18% and there even rumors on that NYC Mayor Micheal Bloomberg will endorse Daggett. If Still think Daggett Can’t win then read this to find out why your wrong. 11 Years ago Jesse Ventura was polling in the low teens, much lower than Daggett just three weeks before the election and he won.

    We need people to get involved and spread the word about Chris Daggett because to vote for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil.

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    Only voter’s have the power to change the government. We must refuse to be held captive to the broken two-party system that has brought a plaque of scandal and corruption into our government by fear of voting for a third party. Its time to send a message to politicians in NJ and all across the country. Its time to end politics as usual.

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  4. Regardless of who Chris Daggett hurts, Daggett is not a spoiler and he can win.

    Daggett has broken 20 percent and can win. The Washington Post says at 20% there is a path for Daggett to win and political analysts say with 25% in the polls Daggett can win.

    Now its a matter of getting that last 100,000 votes to get Daggett in a position to win.

    To do that we are reaching out to voters that want to Vote for Daggett but are afraid a vote for Daggett is a wasted vote. So…

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    “I want to vote for Chris Daggett, but only if he has a real chance of winning. He needs pledges from 100,000 people like me. I don’t want to wait til Election Day to find out that those votes existed, but we were all afraid to cast them. So, I’m signing my name below, with my address to prove that I’m real, and pledging that if 100,000 people like me sign up, I will vote for Daggett.”

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    Spread the word about this pledge, so we can bring an end to politics as usual.

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