Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Money and Politics


For John, BLUF.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Last night, during the First Democrat Presidential Debate, Senator Bernie Sanders asserted that money has corrupted the political process.  From the debate:
As a result of this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, our campaign finance system is corrupt and is undermining American democracy. Millionaires and billionaires are pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs and to elect candidates who represent their interests, not the interests of working people.
So, the question is, if Senator Sanders wins the Democrat nomination, does that call into question his proposition?

If Senator Sanders were to win the Presidency, would that show that his thesis on politics and money is all wet?

Would a Senator Sanders victory show that ideas do trump money?

Or is Citizens United and other "corrupting money" assertions just an excuse for ideas that fail to mobilize the People?

Regards  —  Cliff

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