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.