Tax dollars to fund political campaigns as dangerous as it is unnecessary

Commentary on the commission to publicly finance campaigns.

It’s bad enough Democrats in Albany want to control our money, now they want to vote for us too.

It’s no surprise Assembly Democrats kicked the decision to publicly fund political campaigns to a third party commission – washing their hands of this dangerous and unnecessary proposal.

I am all in favor of making it easier for qualified citizens to run for office but having taxpayers foot the bill in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars is not the way to do it. Our taxes are high enough and the last thing we should be reaching into residents’ wallets for is to fund political campaigns.

Abuse will run rampant as quasi-qualified candidates will be using taxpayer money to pay off political consultants and advisors as robo calls and political ads flood the airways.

Taxpayers being forced to fund the campaigns of big-city socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or heaven forbid, Gov. Cuomo, is absurd and insulting.”

Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark)

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