posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 01:30 AM
Now you are into an area where I can agree. Corporations have way to much power over politicians, independent researchers, etc. They give money to
politicians on both sides of almost every issue so no matter who wins, they have influence with that person. I don't think that should be allowed,
but I don't know how to prevent it. The same can be said for the Unions and various associations.
Campaign reform was supposed to help fix the problem of influence buying (and selling), but I don't see that it has had any real impact at all. So
called "soft money" contributions have gone up and up over the years as influence buyers found ways around the campaign contribution limits.
However, I personally believe the real problem lies with career politicians. If you remove them from the game, the entire picture changes for the
Somehow strict term limits need to be imposed on Senators and Representatives. They have been fighting the concept though--and so far they are
winning. The American public has the power to change all that though if they will only use that power. If you take away the influence corporations
have over Congressmen and over State & local government, then people have the power back. Term limits would be a very good first step towards that