NASCAR Congress

Abby Zimet
Calling it like it is, a "We the People" petition on the White House website wants congressional lawmakers appearing at campaign and other public events to wear NASCAR-style logos of the big corporations and lobbyists that largely own them to "give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing." Noting that the information is out there at Open Secrets and other sites devoted to transparency, Reddit, the GOOD community and others have taken the idea and run with it.

"Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those "sponsors'" 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."

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