Re: "Worries about the corrupting power of money have sustained federal
limits on individual contributions . . . ."Yeah, among
incumbent, left-leaning, trade-union-supported politicians, who have
name-recognition, regime-controlled media, and fat, ethics-impaired trade unions
on their side. They're the only ones that have any serious worries about
campaign contribution limits.That's why they illegally and
unconstitutionally tried to disadvantage their competition with rules that
benefit only them. And, why the Supreme Court ruled they can't continue to
break the law.Real Americans believe, at least based on results,
there's actually too little money in politics. Way too little transparency,
as well.We're also convinced that, once the full impact of
Citizens United is felt, Congress and the Executive Branch will look and think
more like real America looks and thinks.And -- chilling to liberals
-- less like the leftist face of current politics.
Red,Better than what we have today. It would greatly reduce the
money donated. The politicians would never go for it.
How about this for a solution. To make it so that things are "fair",
when there are 2 or more canidates we pool their money together. So, if the one
canidate gets $10 million in contributions, and the other gets $8 million, they
combine their resources and each can spen $9 million. Now, if a 3rd canidate is
on the ballot, but only gets $3 million in contributions, they each will end up
with $7 million to spend. Now it is fair, and no canidate can be purchased by
an individual or corporation. If you try and buy 1 canidate, you really are
giving money to all canidates.
Apparently we need some sort of Constitutional amendment to get the money out of
our political process.Think Republican's will ever agree to
such a thing?No chance.
Money is doing horrific damage to our politics; it does not represent people. I
hope a way can be found to remove it from the process.
Right and Left, Dems and GOP - UniteLets get the money out. I am
astounded that ANYONE would not be for getting the money out of politics (except
those giving and those receiving)Look at opensecrets in
2012, the health industry spent almost $550,000,000 dollars lobbying.The
finance/insurance/real estate industries spent almost $500,000,000.Defense
contractors spent almost $150,000,000.And yes, I include union money
in my rant. Union $$ corrupt also.How can this not cloud our
congress decisions?This is pathetic that we allow this kind of money
to taint our system.And yet, I predict, that several comments on
this story will defend the practice. Defending money in politics