Comment 839

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted August 30, 2006 at 12:42:23

2 points I want to pick up on

  1. If we are implying (or stating) that some campaign volunteers (ie unpaid campaign workers) are looking for kick backs in return for the time they donate to campaigns - well that's an interesting point. However, I don't think there's much to be done about that. As Ryan states, people are free to donate their time. If we agree with this point, then in theory anyone - including Businesses, Unions, Activist groups, Political parties - could donate campaign workers in return for favours. I think if we are looking for a way to 'control' volunteer workers we're on a hiding to nothing. I agree that the 'system' is theoretically still open to influence, despite the CATCH proposal, but I think the CATCH campaign addresses the guts of the current political influence problem and we should support it.

  2. A campaign run on 'ideas' and 'policies'? Wouldn't that be nice. I noticed that none of these were evident on the Ward 7 candidates post. Stop whining about conspiricies and start selling your ideas.

Ben

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