Chuck, I disagree with you that it's a good idea on paper but not good in real life. I lived in Maine for 5 years where they have the system Portland's VOE was modeled on. And there, you have over 80% of the legislature elected with no special interest money. Lo and behold, if you google the phrase "Maine, first in the nation" you will find all sorts of interesting things they have done that everywhere else is blocked by wealthy special interests. They have landmark mercury recycling legislation, set up prescription drug price controls before anyone else, and the most comprehensive foreclosure prevention legislation in the nation.
I'm sad about losing this campaign, but the fight will continue to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics.
thanks for the support of Voter Owned Elections - YES on 26-108!!
If we don't own our elections, only wealthy and powerful special interests will.
What is happening is unethical manipulation to increase the number of fees. Not everyone can live high on the hog like you. But for a bank to manipulate your bank transactions so that you get 5 fees instead of just one? that's just flat out wrong. People will take their lumps for overdrafting legitimately. But to be charged a fee for when you DID have money in the bank, but the bank changed the order in which debits went through so it would seem that you didn't... that's immoral.
D, you don't know anything about what you are talking about. This is a practice that has been going on for about a decade - during the most deregulated period of time in banking since before the Great Depression. This is not a new practice. It's just that it has been exposed and lawsuits have been filed. this is due to a LACK of regulation.
D, it's not going to be free.
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