Senate votes to end public money for conventions

Jun 21, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.mercurynews.com

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to end public financing for political party conventions.

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, who sponsored the proposal with Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, says taxpayers should not have to contribute, as they are doing for the two conventions this year, when the nominee has been decided.

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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Jun 21, 2012
It's a bi-partisan amendment that was attached to the farm bill that has no effect on this coming election. The house has to approve it first, too.
Big news here folks. WOW. What a bombshell.
YAWN.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#2 Jun 21, 2012
Of course Mr. Bill thought it was of utmost importance!

But it is interesting that stuff like this can be attached to a FARM bill...perhaps because so much is BS.

Since: Nov 08

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#3 Jun 21, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
Of course Mr. Bill thought it was of utmost importance!
But it is interesting that stuff like this can be attached to a FARM bill...perhaps because so much is BS.
I'm surprised he pick it too. There's no nudity or profanity involved.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#4 Jun 21, 2012
Hey, they need to save some money or the political personal junkets may get cut.

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