The shutdown — and the threat of default — cost the economy billions. (Here’s one estimate of $24 billion. The NYT has some lower (though in the billions) estimates.)

It also triggered a flood of campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans (Here’s a great piece by Paul Blumenthal about the GOP. Here’s another by the same Paul Blumenthal about the Dems. Here’s one by Bob Cesca about the Tea Party.)

Billions lost so that they can raise millions. 

Can we really afford privately funded campaigns anymore? Can we finally get around to thinking seriously about Citizen-Funded elections?

Because we’re obviously paying already. I say, let’s pay less. 

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    "Citizen funded." Let’s not rely on euphemisms. You mean tax-funded. You mean funded by legal plunder.
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