2005/11/22

TITs Make Political Campaigns Better

Yesterday I blogged on the Terminal Investigative Total (TIT), a method for determining when any criminal investigation of a politician should be halted. Today I'll demonstrate how TITs improve political campaigns.

Since value of a politician's TIT is directly proportional to amount of money they spent in their last campaign ($1 of investigation for every $10 of campaign spending), I anticipate that many prominent politicians will engage in TIT reduction. I mean, why give your enemies prosecutorial ammunition by spending that extra 10 million on attack ads? In fact, why employ attach ads at all? It will just embolden the opposition to pursue you up to the limit of your TIT.

Now... obviously we already have campaign spending limits, though many politicians ignore them. But I claim that TITs are a much better foundation because most politicians will be reluctant to increase the size of their TIT.

Such a system would be wonderfully self-regulating. Simplicity itself.

Next, we'll take a PEQ at TITs and examine value in prosecutions.

4 Comments:

I can't believe anyone would want their TITs reduced ... you never believe it will happen to you.
Interesting post....new Thanksgiving post is up at http://watergatesummer.blogspot.com/, enjoy...
Interesting post

And more to come. I just can't leave this alone.
You have seriously got to somehow fit, "don't get your TIT in a wringer" in here somehow. :P

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