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America-Traveling Towards A Road Well Traveled (Part 2)

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posted on May, 2 2015 @ 08:34 AM
Campaign Finance Reform:
The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 were laws instituted to control specific monetary contributions to candidates running for political offices. In my opinion the impact this law has done little to level the playing field to all who wish to run for office. The rich corporations and wealthy people continue to contribute to political candidates they want in office to ensure their interests are ensured. While other potential candidates, who do not have rich contributors, do not stand a chance to be elected. During either 2013 or 2014 the legislatures were requested to further improve campaign reform but they decided they would not pursue this request.

Wealthy Americans are walling off their political contributions from big and small players. A growing number of political committies known as super PAC's have become instruments of single donors. During the 2014 elections cycle $113 million – 16 % of money raised by all super PAC's went to committees dominated by one donor. This was quadrupled their 2012 share.

Many Americans feel the current election campaign method is rigged and therefore many American citizens do not vote.

posted on May, 2 2015 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: bucsarg

In my opinion the impact this law has done little to level the playing field to all who wish to run for office.

Correction,this is not just your opinion,this is really a fact.One must go through the 'good ole boys' system to have any chance of being on the playing field of running for president. You must have the money backing you,or no one will bother to remember your name.

The issue is getting the money out of politics.As long as the money is involved,you will have your politicians bought and paid for. As long as your politicians are bought and paid for,they will use their powers to vote not for the people,but for those who financed them. The saying "they know which side their bread is buttered on" comes to mind here.

So how to get rid of the money? Well in truth there does have to be some money whether we like it or not involved. You don't get free advertisement for being a nice guy.So who should fund it? Well the laws they pass effect the American public,so shouldn't it stand to reason that the American public be the one to finance them? Therefore they know that their 'bread' is buttered by the American people,not just special interest groups.

With it being what it is, there needs to be a system in place that part of our tax dollars are put aside for elections,for those wishing to run. There needs to be some method of them first 'qualifying' for those funds,then once that is out of the way,it opens up the coffers for them to get the needed financing for traveling,TV spots,radio spots,and other campaign costs. Then let the best person win.

These candidates get on national TV for free anyway.They get interviews and debates. So why do they need money for smear campaigns against others? People have said for a long time now that they hate the smear campaigns and think less of the candidates that use them.We can get rid of them. If you want to see facts about what candidates are saying,you can easily go to and look it up.

Okay,so there you have how to finance them,but how to get the super pacs out? In other words,how do you keep these candidates from accepting money from high rollers? A constitutional amendment. Make it illegal for anyone or corporation or group to contribute to any candidate. The ONLY money they can have is through the taxpayer base. If you sit around and wait for the government to do it,you will die and so will your kids and grand kids,and it will STILL never happen. WE have to make it happen. Any other money they get will be considered bribes. Those in power have a problem,that problem isn't about having the money to run,its all about GREED. They want money to be able to walk away with.That is where it has to stop. If your only goal in running for congress,senate or president it to 'get rich',then you do not have the peoples interests at heart at all,and could care less what happens to them,we see this with the laws already passed now.


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