Comment: Also: Election finance laws...

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Also: Election finance laws...

Also, if I understand it correctly:

If he tells us what to do, and we do it, we're part of the campaign. Then any money we spend and other resources we contribute become campaign contributions, which count against spending and contribution limits. But he'd have no way to comply with the reporting laws. The opposition would love to use that to get Ron, his campaign workers, and his supporters, into federal-level legal trouble AND make a scandal of it.

But he can give us as much information as practical and let us make our OWN decisions, come up with our OWN actions, and carry them through ourselves. That puts us in a category more like George Soros and SuperPACs: Outside the campaign limits, exercising our free speech and free association to promote our own ideology and interest, and doing it our way(s).

It also has the advantage that it lets a LOT of minds come up with a LOT of ideas and try them all. The opposition finds itself multiply attacked by a number of separate operations with roughly common ideology but completely different strategy and tactics. They are in the position of being simultaneously bitten by army ants, stung by killer bees, and nibbled to death by ducks. Then when they bring out the flame throwers the animal rightists take them to court while the park rangers bust them for arson.

From their point of view it's totally confusing chaos. From our point of view it's a healthy marketplace of ideas doing its usual success-by-diversity-and-redundancy, collective-success-through-individual-effort excelence.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.