"Should public funds be increased for..." inherently means "should we raise your taxes to pay for...". The government has nothing - no money, no goods, no services - of its own. It has nothing that it does not first take from someone else. It has no public funds - for political campaigns or otherwise - that it does not first extract from its citizenry. So the actual legislation on the table is "Should we force you to pay for everyone's campaigns?" The difference between public and private funding of campaigns is that with public funding you and I don't get to decide who gets our money to spend on their campaign. Your forced contribution amount (AKA "tax") increases so that they can give it to someone you probably wouldn't have donated to if left to your own voluntary decision.