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Friday, March 16, 2012

Political Election Financing

The way that our government is set up, it is inevitable on both political sides to not get special interest money in political donations for a campaign. All politicians have to do it and it raises the question of what is the return for that donation to the political campaign? Us folks in the middle class that are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or MyMOM WAS an alien from outer space are going to get screwed over no matter who gets elected. It is just the way the system is. Somebody has to pay for the tax cuts for the mega rich in one administration and then someone has to pay for the handouts to the poor in the next. If you are in the middle class, tag, your it.

I'm however a huge fan of grass roots campaign funding. That is a campaign built with and funded from the little people. The people that hope their elected leaders will voice what change needs to happen in the nation that will effect their lives. For some odd reason I trust a campaign run on two dollar donations from millions of people rather than a campaign run on ten thousand dollar per person donations at exclusive political dinners and events. That smacks of we own you and you will be our gopher.

Who can you trust when the dollars to pay for the very expensive way that politicians conduct campaigns by flooding the airways and television with non stop ads that drive you nuts are paid for by corporations that are now classified as people too? Do you trust the millionaire club or the the mom and pop politician that they are sending a few dollars to in hope for a better future for their children? Trust none of the above, they all lie. The promises are empty, the follow up if elected is worse. I try for hope when I vote but the end result is the recipe for sausage that nobody wants to see made or read how it is made.

But I am not a fan of politicians that only seek out people that want favors paid back for support today. That is what is really wrong with our political system and election of leaders in this nation. Money talks and the rest of you folks can have a nice day. Check your wallet at the door or empty your pockets after they are elected. Same thing.

Whatever happened to our political system that only the people with the most bucks to advertise win the election is really wrong. The way the system works you need to surround yourself with millionaires in order to get elected and that is so wrong that it sucks! It goes against the principle of "We the people...".

Up comes the junior politicians in the GOP congress and the they are living it up like kings in the land of millionaires. Who do you think they are going to support in your congress? This is your government officials at work. I'm sure that the GOP and Republicans could come out with a hit list just as bad on the Democrat side but this is just too much. Check this out from CBS News....

That's where we caught up with a select group of Republican freshmen, engaged in business as usual. But they didn't come alone. They invited big campaign donors and lobbyists to join them - for a price. And we secretly sent our cameras along for a unique inside look at their first joint fundraiser, where special interests got the kind of access ordinary Americans can only dream of: on the golf course; over drinks at the resort bar; at a private beach lagoon.

"Book your Key Largo getaway now," reads the invitation, obtained by CBS News. The hosts are veteran congressmen Spencer Bachus, of Alabama, Pete Sessions, of Texas, "and 12 of your favorite Republican

The 12: Sandy Adams (Fla.), Quico Canseco (Texas), Rick Crawford (Ark.), Bob Dold (Ill.), Sean Duffy (Wis.), Stephen Fincher (Tenn.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Daniel Webster (Fla.), Mike Grimm (N.Y.), Nan Hayworth (N.Y.), Jim Renacci (Ohio) and Cory Gardner (Col).

Congressmen Canseco and Gardner were seen on camera heading in to host happy hour. To get in, donors had to pay at least $10,000.

All I have to say is that you get what you vote for. And these people are all bought and paid for.


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Blogger John Myste said...

Unless we have real campaign finance reform, there is no real solution to this problem except for the Supreme Court to recognize it and step in, which could happen if the populace rallied for it and if Obama is re-elected and the liberals take back the court.

The Supreme Court has essentially knowningly and willfully violated the letters of the Constitution before in order to restore democracy. I don't think Bryer and Ginsberg would be above leading an effort to do it again, but they have to have help.

Obama 2012!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I think that our country needs a strong leader that does not care about political agenda but what is right for the country. When you look at history, strong willed presidents have served when the nation was in crisis and beat the system back to what is right. Andrew Jackson told the banks that they would no longer control US currency. Abe Lincoln survived long enough to keep the union as one and ended slavery. FDR, elected four times because he could sell change to the congress but especially the people. It would take a very strong minded president to change the current finance system for all major offices in our government. I am a proud Obama supporter but I don't think he is politically strong enough to actually get the job done.

I'm not clear as to how the SCOTUS would be able to change it. Feel free to explain further Mr. Myste.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FDR sold war real good.

11:50 AM  

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