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Require Congressmen & Senators to wear logos of their financial backers on their clothing, much like NASCAR drivers do.

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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"Since most politicians' campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company's logo, or individual's name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate's clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsor's" names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4" by 8" on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt."

I found this petition on the White House website today while exploring the open petitions. It's actually got over 34k of the 100k signatures required for it to be addressed. What do you think of this idea?

Here is the link for the petition.

by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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rfurlongg
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Great idea, unfortunately it is highly unlikely to come to fruition. Here is a bump for you.

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Great idea. And it would help people connect the dots between money and the decisions being made.

Extremely unlikely to ever happen though.

blackcat1o2
by Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Yeah, I know these petitions get some random side-comment from the president at most, assuming they get the 100k signatures, but at least maybe it'll get people thinking about it?

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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I have heard this before and I love it!
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GrannyM.
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Great Idea....LoL..

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Hah that would be freaking awesome.

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I don't think there would be room enough on their clothes.  

It's a nice idea, though! 

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Will never happen but I love the idea!
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Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM
Great idea!
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Oh I like that idea. 

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