For John, BLUF: Trying to manage political contributions by legislation seems like a fool's errand. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Epoch Times, by Mr Mark Tapscott, 21 January 2019.
Here is how Mr Tapscott wrote it up for Instapundit:
DEMS FEAR MONEY CORRUPTING POLITICS. THIS WILL SCARE’EM TO DEATH: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) invested more than $335,000 in 25 of the 27 Democrats serving in the 116th Congress on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.Right. Absolutely.
Why? Because that’s the committee that will soon pass the “Raise the Wage Act of 2019,” which will mandate a federal “living wage” of $15 per hour by 2024. The proposal will do some other stuff that SEIU likes, too, so the union’s strategists apparently think it’s in their interest to get it through the House this year in anticipation of a Democratic landslide in 2020 that puts the Senate and the White House back in their hands.
See, money does buy influence. So any minute now Democrats will start raising you know what about this blatant special interest abuse of democracy. Right?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff