May 2, 2014 by History in a Hurry
Please Stop Me Before I Vote for a Bought-&-Paid-For Demopublican Again
(May 2, 2014)
by Charles Hugh Smith
If we only voted for unbuyable candidates, money would become poison in politics rather than mother’s milk.
The solution to money in politics is simple: stop voting for politicos who accept millions of dollars in bribes, ahem, campaign contributions and who court lobbyists. It’s really that easy: stop rewarding those who collect millions and start punishing them by refusing to vote for any politician who accepts more than $100 from any entity in any one election cycle.
As with so many other issues, we have been well-trained to expect a centralized authority to save us from ourselves: in effect, we’re asking the Supreme Court, Congress, etc. to please stop us before we vote for a bought-and-paid-for politico again.