Two recent Supreme Court decisions (Citizen United and McCutcheon v. FEC) right minded though they may be, did not go nearly far enough to bring a free market system to our expensive , wasteful system of elections and government. If the core principles of "corporations are people too" and "one dollar, one vote" are to be truly beneficial to our nation, they will need to be carried out further. Free market principles, as a rule, always bring incredible efficiencies to every market endeavor-just look at the great increase in revenues for aging rock stars ( and ticketing agencies) once they actually began charging what the market will bear for concert tickets.
A private well compensated body should be set up to conduct auctions for all leadership positions in the federal government. Bidders should be able to obtain for a price (and a small fee) which ever positions in the government they wish to control. Why spend all of the money of the donor class on CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CANDIDATES and indirect bribes when that money could instead be spent on government itself. Once bidders have bought the positions they will be obligated to pay for all the salary, benefits, staff and office expenses for the position in question. There will be no more complaining about the great expense of Air Force One, for once in private hands the jet will be downsized, and market efficiencies introduced. Extra staff will be let go. Future First Ladies will have to pay for her own vacations.
|We shouldn't have to pay for the First Lady's trips to feed foreign animals.|
|Why not rename this building-The Capital One-US Capitol building?|
A theft-based variation of this system has already shown to work really well for oligarchs in China and Russia, why shouldn't oligarchs here have the same rights? I for one, am looking forward, to not having all those campaign commercials clogging the airwaves.