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Should politicians be forced to publicly disclose their finance?

Asked by: 051798
  • Yes, it goes with the decision to run for office.

    People who are trying to decide for whom to vote have every right to know a politicans finances, it simply goes with the decision of their deciding to run for a public office. They should do it willingly and quickly after announcing candidacy; there should be transparency so that people can consider this aspect of a person's character in making their decision.

  • In an era when the economy is such an important issue, politicians should be forthcoming about their finances.

    The divide between the rich and poor is becoming wider, and politicians are invariably among our wealthier citizens. In the current economic climate, I think financial transparency is important for those who are running for office. We deserve to know whether those that would represent us are honest in their financial dealings, we need to know that they pay their fair share in taxes, we need to know what business connections they have that may influence their behavior in office.

  • Absolutely. And give us a clean pre employment and random sample of your pee. Thank you.

    You want to have a job with more responsibility than 99.99% of all jobs in America? You want to do a job that effects millions of people? Pull out you finance records, where these finances come from, and (cough), we will need a clean urine sample. Thank you. We will randomly drug test you as well. You've set a drug testing environment that says the American working class needs a clean, golden stream. Okay, unzip your pants.

  • Yes at the Federal level the elected members of Congress should be required to have full financial disclosure.

    The elected members of the Congress should not be allowed to hide actual conflicts of interest behind the fact they are not required to disclose their financial interests and holdings. We stricter disclosure standards for federal employees and Presidential appointees (over 10,000 of them) than we do for the members of Congress who have oversight over these appointments.

  • Yes at the Federal level the elected members of Congress should be required to have full financial disclosure.

    The elected members of the Congress should not be allowed to hide actual conflicts of interest behind the fact they are not required to disclose their financial interests and holdings. We stricter disclosure standards for federal employees and Presidential appointees (over 10,000 of them) than we do for the members of Congress who have oversight over these appointments.

  • We need honesty.

    Yes, because we need to know where they are getting they are campaign money from and who may or may not be funding them. Campaign finance is a serious issue today, and there is not enough transparency out there by far. One way to combat this is to get politicians to disclose this information.

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