'Anything goes' now in campaign financing?

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  • David King Layton, UT
    June 2, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I believe talking so much about changing campaign finance laws is focusing on the symptom, and not the disease. To me the problem is that government has become one giant auction, and businesses find it more efficient to spend their resources lobbying for special favors and government handouts, instead of building a better company or producing better products.
    Instead of introducing a host of new and complicated laws, what if we actually looked for people that can't be bought to represent us. There are good people out there. We just have to convince them to do it. If that person gave no special favors to anyone, it wouldn't matter how much money they received from oil companies, green energy, banking and finance, or other industries. In fact, the massive amounts of money would soon stop flowing once companies realize they stand to gain no special status by donating to campaigns. A whole host of our problems could be solved by just having principled people in office.