At the root, this won't work. First, if tries to fix big government by making it bigger. Second, the root of the complaint is that the public doesn't donate to parties, only large donors do.
If the problem is no one cares about politics, isn't the solution to make them care? If people understood the issues, snake oil salesmen would not be elected. The root of this campaign assumes people are idiots who are duped by advertisements. This is not exactly the most inspiring message. A better way to fight this is education. Show people that all those pork barrel projects are bankrupting government, and we'd all be better off with less government.
Which is back to my first point. Large government isn't fixed by larger government, only smaller government. In Canada, we have something like this: we give parties money based on how many people vote for them. It was meant to do exactly what this campaign wants: take the burden of parties to fundraise and just use taxpayer money to fund political campaigns. So what happens? The people in power now get even more money, in addition to their fund raising.
The solution is people need to wake up, and stop voting for people based on empty promises. There is no free lunch. If someone offers it to you, know that it was stolen from someone else.
The reason lobbyists shower politicians with money is the politicians can un-level the playing field. The solution is not to try and reduce the money flowing it, which is impossible, it is to reduce the power the politicians have. A smaller and less centralized government is a less corruptible government.
This is what happens when governments think they can "control" the free market. You get this lovely mess. Where the creator of a cure for cancer gets less protection than a guy who writes a song about it.
What the hell are you talking about? My son was "communicating" at a far younger age than me because of computers and phones. We are far more "literate" than we were a few decades ago. Who cares if the spelling is a bit off.
This is a great story. It is a perfect example of the encroachment of the nanny state. In what world is harassing and traumatizing an autistic kid "helping" the situation. Now, apparently talking back to your kid is "abuse". Unless a parent is torturing their kids, it is ALWAYS better just to leave the kid in the parents care.
This kid will remember this horrific situation for the rest of his life. These social workers and busybodies are evil people.
Exercise has little or nothing to do with weight loss. In fact, it has been negatively correlated to weight loss, mainly due to an increased appetite that accompanies exercise.
The main problem is sugar, especially fructose, the sugar from fruit. Sucrose (table sugar) is 50/50 glucose and fructose. Glucose can be used by the muscles directly; that is why insulin regulates its level in your blood. Fructose must be converted in your liver, however, the bad news is some of it goes directly to fat without even becoming usable by your body (this percent increases when the liver is overwhelmed). Diets with high fructose (fruit juice, soda) lead to obesity because you are basically drinking fat. Plus, it strains your liver to be digesting fructose.
The reason fruit is fine is it contains fibre which regulates the release of fructose in your bloodstream, which helps it not overwhelm your liver.
Deregulation did spur people to take Liar loans. Deregulation didn't require SELLERS of derivatives to get ratings, rather than BUYERS. Deregulation didn't bail out all those large companies, who should have been allowed to crash and burn. Those 1% who took all the risks? Yeah, the US government bailed them out. Focus your anger on the people who really caused this.
Regulations protect businesses from competitors, not you from businesses.