Daily Caller: Campaign Promises Vs. Reality: Taxpayer Financed Elections Edition (In the News)

Scott Blackburn

There is little evidence that all this does any good. In states that have tax financing schemes, there is no greater representation of women in state legislatures, there are just as many white lawyers and businessmen elected to office, and there are just as many corrupt and corruptible politicians as before. What such machinations actually produce are merely new forms of influence, dictatorial government bureaucrats on regulatory boards, and less tax revenue in government coffers – not exactly a picturesque utopia.

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