I'm always thinking and saying to fellow Cambodian friends that our country(The Kingdom of Cambodia) will be under the Vietnamese control and sooner becomes Kampuchear Krom today. Friends said to me that Cambodia will not disappear from the world map no matter how Vietnamese trying to shape our country. That may be true but look at their history in the past hundreds of years. They expand their territory from way up north to where they're at right now. Why don't Khmer politicians learn that lesson? come on misters. Even the three years old American kids can do politic better than you guys. Stop greedy and begin to rebuild Cambodia. Put your mistresses on your behind and your country atop of your heads. Don't beg the Vietnamese for our independence, fight them for our country or we will face the extinction.
SvenlerFeatured By OwnerNov 15, 2012Professional Photographer
They had that discussion on RT last night and while the guests are usually quite diverse in opinion, I was quite amazed that no one mentioned that the best way to limit the influence of money on politics is to limit the power of government to skew the market.
I shouldn't need to explain a simple simile. Do you honestly believe that people who would buy off the government for an advantage in the marketplace would suddenly become honest businessmen once the government weren't there to be bought off?People don't cheat because it's possible, they cheat because it pays off.
The reason your proposal won't work is because there's far too many different ways for politicians and political activists to bribe each other. Buying votes with taxpayer money is just as corrupt as buying monetary donations with taxpayer money.
Also, the proposal to "end secret money" is basically an invitation for political retribution against people for expressing their opinions. This is completely unconstitutional, and very unethical.
Finally, voters don't need added incentives to put more of their own money into the political process. These sort of tax incentives always backfire in some way, resulting in reduced revenue for the state without much gain for the prosperity of the people. If you really want people to have more money available to them under their own control, then you should favor eliminations of deductions and incentives like this, couple with major reductions in the income tax rates. That way people can spend that money on whatever interests they feel are most valuable, rather than being forced to spend that money on supporting political candidates.