To show how really awful and insidious the big money is in our politics, political system and government, check this out:
Rep. Jolly: Fundraising is the Main Business and First Priority in Congress
And note a few things about this, too.
First, the person saying it is a Republican, of all things. It's not a Democrat or an Independent or even a Libertarian. It's someone from the one political party that, more than anything, stands up and fights for the already-wealthy and corporations, time and again. The one political party that is more in the pocket of these people than any other.
Second, the news source on this is Fox. You know, the bought, sold and paid for media wing of the Republican Party. Even the people getting the money realize it's horrible and needs to end.
A little from the article:
Rep. David Jolly, (R-Fla.), discussed his proposed legislation to stop direct solicitation by members of Congress Monday on the FOX Business Network. Congress members reportedly spend as much as 30 hours a week making fundraising calls in an effort to raise at least $18,000 per day.
Jolly says it is a bipartisan issue that needs to be addressed.
“It is the only thing Republicans and Democrats agree on in Congress; that fundraising is the main business and the first priority.”
We couldn't agree more, Representative Jolly.
We must overturn the Citizens United ruling, end campaign contributions and at long last