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house Bill H.R. 429

Should Candidates and Political Campaigns Disclose Donations Over $1,000 Within 48 Hours?

Argument in favor

The technology to support real-time disclosure of political campaign contributions is already in place, thanks to electronic filing. There’s no reason for candidates and committees to not disclose their donors on a real-time basis, rather than waiting for the end of each quarter.

John's Opinion
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03/20/2019
We need to be able to see who is giving how much to whom.
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Adam's Opinion
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03/20/2019
I’d like faster disclosure, but 48 hours may be a little too often. Every week on Wednesday sounds good to me, though.
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Lori's Opinion
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03/20/2019
We need transparency in our elections. Americans need to know who is behind candidates and what they expect in return.
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Argument opposed

Candidates and political campaigns already have to report all donations over $1,000 to the FEC or Secretary of State, as appropriate. While there’s some delay in reporting with quarterly deadlines, it’s not significant enough to justify requiring real-time disclosure of donations over $1,000.

operaman's Opinion
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03/20/2019
Who I donate to or how much I donate are my business ONLY, not some opposition political party or government bureaucracy.
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Jesse's Opinion
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03/20/2019
This is a pure invasion of privacy and a way to open up the leftist mob to attack those who vote the opposition. It can hurt those who work in certain fields and business. Do you want to know who your friends, family, and colleagues vote for? Will you show bias toward them? This is another way to divide us further in the guise of transparency.. The most you can donate is $5,000 as a person or a corporate PAC anyway. The system already allows people to self fund their campaigns so most of the time the rich are the only ones who can afford to run. You want to make it fair? Cap the funding equally to both sides and make all policy debates live and FREE for local and national candidates..
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Trent's Opinion
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03/20/2019
No. Make it $50,000. $1000 dollars is too low. They just have dinners then that are $2800 a plate. Kamala. At any rate this can’t be stopped. The Clintons went from literally stealing White House silverware to having 100’s of millions. Let’s see if we can stop $200 million and work our way down to $1000.
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    We need to be able to see who is giving how much to whom.
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    Who I donate to or how much I donate are my business ONLY, not some opposition political party or government bureaucracy.
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    I’d like faster disclosure, but 48 hours may be a little too often. Every week on Wednesday sounds good to me, though.
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    We need transparency in our elections. Americans need to know who is behind candidates and what they expect in return.
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    All funds over $1000.00 and must include foreign donations (Clinton foundation).
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    Transparency transparency transparency. Although it may be overload to do it within 48 hours... maybe once a week?
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    Yes they should disclose every penny very quickly.
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    Absolutely and we need to get rid of Citizen's United too!
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    We need complete transparency.
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    Ultimately, we need public financing of elections, but this is a good start. All large donations to a political candidate should be disclosed promptly. We need as much transparency as possible in our campaign finance system.
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    Great idea! Then, we know who’s buying them off faster!
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    Absolutely including Individual PAC donations, corporate and 501.3c’s as well. I’m assuming all foreign donors and foundations will be included.
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    Yes, transparency in political campaign donations is imperative. Considering we are talking about one thousand dollars being disclosed, CITIZENS UNITED HAS DIVIDED US INTO THE TWO GROUPS "OUR ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANTS" SEE "WE THE PEOPLE" IN! CORPORATIONS ARE DECIDING POLICY FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES BY HAVING POLITICIANS PASS BILLS THAT THEY CAN BOX US IN TO. THE CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. STATE THIS IS A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE
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    Better yet, no donations! No begging for money. Or use the money for your campaign on helping your constituents, spend the money on US.
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    What is to be afraid of?
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    🤷🏼‍♂️ House Bill H.R. 429 AKA the “Real Time Transparency Act of 2019” 🤷‍♀️ I’d support, with reservations, the House Bill H.R. 429 AKA the “Real Time Transparency Act of 2019” which would require real-time disclosure of donations over $1,000 to candidates and committees within 48 hours. HOWEVER, I’m sure that some smart cookie 🍪 will figure a way, I.E. contributing $9,999, to circumvent the system as seen of folks who bypass Federal,law on the reporting bank deposits $10,000+. The technology to support real-time disclosure of political campaign contributions is already in place, thanks to electronic filing. There’s no reason for candidates and committees to not disclose their donors on a real-time basis, rather than waiting for the end of each quarter. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻🤔🤔👍🏻. 3*20*19.....
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    This is a pure invasion of privacy and a way to open up the leftist mob to attack those who vote the opposition. It can hurt those who work in certain fields and business. Do you want to know who your friends, family, and colleagues vote for? Will you show bias toward them? This is another way to divide us further in the guise of transparency.. The most you can donate is $5,000 as a person or a corporate PAC anyway. The system already allows people to self fund their campaigns so most of the time the rich are the only ones who can afford to run. You want to make it fair? Cap the funding equally to both sides and make all policy debates live and FREE for local and national candidates..
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    All dollar amounts donated to political campaigns should be disclosed. The number of times a person donates should also be disclosed.
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    Transparency. You have nothing to fear unless you’re doing something wrong. The only time when transparency becomes a problem, is when your trying to hide what you’re doing. Seems really straight forward doesn’t it?
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    No. Make it $50,000. $1000 dollars is too low. They just have dinners then that are $2800 a plate. Kamala. At any rate this can’t be stopped. The Clintons went from literally stealing White House silverware to having 100’s of millions. Let’s see if we can stop $200 million and work our way down to $1000.
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