no!!!!! no bipartisan shopping!!!!
I will admit that I am biased here. As I understand it the forklift driver for our company contributed $25 to Walker's campaign. I really hope saying that out loud doesn't sink our whole ship here.......
1) Cut out corporate and group giving.
2) Raise the cap on individual donations modestly, but make it the only way of donating. Not sure how feasible that is in terms of getting enough $$ to run a campaign like we are used to. Maybe make up a small public financing match there?
3) Make political donations secret. Same way you get a secret ballot. Keep records to avoid any fraud or breaking the donations caps, but make them only available to auditors, not public. I don't see why individual donations are so public yet group donations can now be shrouded under 20 layers of secrecy after Citizens United.
Removes corporate/union donation strangleholds. Makes the politicians less beholden to influential individuals or groups. And any union member could donate to a republican without fear of his co-workers looking for revenge. Still let individuals donate to political organizations that can run advertisements, but not let the organization bundle donations to give to specific candidates. Make them convince the people to donate money to those candidates.
I don't know, I can see the holes, but those can probably be filled. Seems better than what we've got now.