It Passed! House Bill (HR 5912): To Prohibit The Use Of Public Funds For Political Parties.Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 23:43
On C-SPAN today (9-19-12) a member of Congress proposed a bill (HR 5912) which would do away with federal tax dollars funding political conventions.
Presently the RNC and DNC get what are called "federal matching funds" of around 50 MILLIION dollars each to fund their fancy conventions (where they can cheat).
But they shouldn't get a penny as they are PRIVATE organizations.
And I'll bet the Libertarians or any other 3rd party doesn't get funding like this with our tax money. It's only the 2 major parties with the control over congress.
I believe this practice started in 1986 under that year's tax code.
The House voted on this bill and it passed 310-95.
ROLL CALL HERE:
The Senate Bill is S. 3257.
Now we have to wait and see what the Senate does. It will be easy to tell which Senators vote against this and hold them accountable.
Here's a link to the original bill which every American should support: