Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"It's Not The Money, Money is Needed to Run" Okay, Just Give the Country Away

Here, go run for the White House. More Where That Came From
/s/ Handful of Billionaires

Here's what the USSC unleashed on America ... $ U P E R P A C $ …!!!

Sen. Marco Rubio's super-PAC recently took in $5 million from Norman Braman, a billionaire car dealer in Miami and a close ally of Rubio for years who is a relative unknown outside of Florida. Braman is a die-hard Rubio fan willing to give significantly more than the $5 million he has already put into Rubio's super-PAC. That floodgate is wide open.

A relatively new phenomenon, Super PACs proliferated following the January 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United v. FEC decision that said the government cannot restrict the spending of corporations, unions, and other groups for political campaigns, maintaining that it's their First Amendment right to support candidates as they choose.

The Citizens United decision opened the floodgates for unlimited amounts of money to be poured into political campaigns

It also dismantled the McCain–Feingold campaign-finance law that banned issue ads and soft money (funds contributed to the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and to the party committees in each state) in political campaigns.

In that majority decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “We now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” (Whew boy)….

In my view, Super PACs may very well be the downfall of our country and I am not one to cry wolf of screech about money in politics since it is needed. But the issue for me is simple: The big massive uncontrolled amounts and the sources, but more importantly the purpose behind the donors - that is their intent - what do they want at the end of the day.

By any standard or measurement, all this money from a handful of donors is what matters the most in my view ... it is by any name corruption, and yes, is does corrupt. I believe it is truly a direct threat to our future and time-tested system of government.

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