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Public funding of elections needed

August 02, 2009

Re: "Geithner tries to safeguard new watchdog," July 25:

You write that the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency is in danger because of pressures from "the industry it would regulate and its allies in Congress."

The only solution to give the public a fighting chance against the well-funded powers is for the adoption of legal, voluntary public funding of elections. This has worked well in Maine and Arizona and the other states.

Emil Lawton

Sherman Oaks

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