Why do you want to Get Money Out of Politics?

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Judy Maben says:

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

I’m disgusted with the outrageous buying and selling of our legislators. It’ is improper in a true democracy for a candidate for office of any sort to be required to have millions to spend on promoting that candidacy. With oil companies and large corporations calling the shots favoring their own financial interests our country is being ecologically ravaged. We must not allow legislators to become corporate lobbyists. Regulation is a basic necessity.


G E says:

April 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I agree that the field needs to be leveled in campaign financing. I suspect that the solution will be both a cap on private/corporate contributions, plus a “kitty” to be funded by a tax and shared equally by qualified candidates.

Before we amend the constitution, IMO we need to examine what other countries have done to mitigate the corporate and plutocratic bribery that we have made legal in our counntry’s campaign scheme. I would welcome information about this on this site.


eleanor catherine clifford says:

April 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm



Jim Christian says:

April 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I have in the not too distant past become acutely aware of the obvious fact that the very fabric of our American way of life has been under attack and has been being systematically destroyed for many years now one campaign contribution at a time by the legal intrusion and effects of influence by big money lobbyist in our government. It is not the purpose of government to be pandering to lobbyist and excepting “bribe money” from big business in order to get things done in thier interest. The sole purpose of government is to come up with legislation and put into effect laws that work toward the greater good of this nation and it’s people as a whole. However, since the supreme court has ruled that corporations are people and have been given the green light to inject endless massive amounts of money into political campaign coffers our elected officials have in effect became totally high jacked and routed completely away from thier true intended purpose. I want the American people to take back control of OUR government for the greater good of all mankind.



April 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I recently saw a stat on the Ed Schultz show that really alarmed me. 400 people own more wealth than 50% of the entire US population. This could only happen if the middle class has decreased significantly. When you add the fact that 200 of these same 400 pay for 80% of our elections this year it is clear that we are fast heading into an oligarchy. It is time to put a stop to this while we can still do it through the democratic process. Getting the money out of politics is a large first step.