Campaign Finance

What We Don't Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us.
"No matter what your social issue, if you want to solve it get the money out of politics.Only then will lawmakers vote for their people rather than their pocketbooks." Jack E. Lohman. Money corrupts politics, and when contributions are being made to candidates it is not inthe best interest of the American people.Campaign Finance is out of control in today's political races.Candidates are taking money from wherever and whoever they can get it.Soft money is flowing through elections without care or caution.People who make these contributions do not share the views of the average citizen, so politicians end up representing the wrong people.Money decides races, sometimes leaving the better man but lighter spender out of a position.Candidates make decisions based on what will help them financially that what is better for the people.Contributions by industry are made not in the interest of the people, sometimes hurting them in ways they don't even know.No matter what the opposition may say campaign finance reform is needed urgently to keep our democracy as our founders intended it.
People and corporations that make the largest donations to campaigns do not share views with the general population.Politicians will listen to those who give them money so that they can depend on that money being there again when it is time for reelection. Yet individual donors making a $200 dollar or more contribution make up only .33% of the population.This extremely small percentage of mostly wealthy individuals gain the power to influence politicians to their liking.The idea that these people should have power to affect government more than those with less money goes against the concept of equality for all, which is what made this country great.People who make large donations do not share the same views on most issues as the general population….

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