Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, November 06, 2018

In 2017, Seattle rolled out "democracy vouchers" -- a program through which it would give eligible residents vouchers totaling $100 to donate to the local candidate of their choice. Candidates who opted in to the program had to agree to strict guidelines on how to spend the money they received. The idea behind the pilot was that giving the equivalent of money to constituents who don't usually have the resources to support their candidates -- pensioners and the homeless, for example -- would spur greater political participation. And, ideally, it would also help mitigate the vast influence wealthy campaign donors have on local elections.

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Love to read and hear about cities doing democracy experiments.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-06 10:23 AM | Reply

this is the thread where Manly "conservatives" giggle with glee their love of using Coupons

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-11-06 11:03 AM | Reply

"conservatives" giggle with glee their love of using Coupons #2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses

Better than regular coupons: this is a democracy coupon.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-06 11:50 AM | Reply

funded through a 10-year property tax

#4 | Posted by Petrous at 2018-11-06 01:02 PM | Reply

Can you imagine having to pay property taxes, making efforts to elect people who would lower your property taxes, and at the same time, your property tax goes to someone that funds your opponent.

#5 | Posted by Petrous at 2018-11-06 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

gognoles saw "coupon" and immediately got a lady -----

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-11-06 01:23 PM | Reply

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