Politicians are promising future favors and performing for their masters, like well groomed dogs at the Westminster Dog Show, as they focus more efforts on raising special interest money than they do on listening to the people.
Thanks to Nate Beeler - August 02, 2012 Townhall Cartoons
After weeks and weeks of seemingly non-stop political attack advertising on virtually every television channel, endless internet exposure, print media pseudo-news and opinion pieces and billboards all over the country, it is time to stand up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Politics is no longer about the “voice of the people” and even less about “the will of the people”
Politicians are not running on their records of achievement as public servants, or their plans for future of our country but rather spend the vast majority of their campaigning and hundreds of millions of dollars of special interest money to trash, debase and oratorically abuse their opponent.
There are minimal attempts to prove their own case, but a huge effort to convince us that the opponent is evil, ill-prepared and the harbinger of the end of our way of life.
This article is not about Citizens United.
I want to know how you would reform campaign financing and get the special interest money out of our government.
Here is my idea –
Limit private financing of election campaigns to registered voters
Cap donations at $500 per year, per registered voter
50% match from federal election funds for money raised
FCC guidelines that limit radio/television political ads to those in which the candidate speaks
It sounds very simple as I write it down and I know that is not the case.
How should we get the special interest money out of politics? Please share your ideas