The House Rules Committee heard testimony on several bills dealing with campaign finance reform. The need to bring down the costs of elections was agreed on by all parties, but only one saw this as an opportunity to attack government in general. GOP Rep Matt Wingard, HD 26, presents his thinking.
Feel free to address the flaws in Rep Wingard's thinking. There are many.
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