|reply to NOVA_Guy |
Re: End bribery and lobbying by large corporations
To further that.. why don't we take ALL funds as you outlined and put them into a US GOVERNMENT FUND that all government agencies/parties have the same access to.
No giving to X senator's campaign or party. Just a simple donation to the us government to help make it a better institution to represent it's people. Then any person of any party (or no affiliation at all) that can obtain X signatures to be put on a ballet can also gain access to the same amount of funds (personal contributions must go to general fund) as any other candidate. Then maybe the have nots can actually get representation by people other than the haves. (I use the word representation very loosely there.)
Maybe you misread my statement.
My proposal helps prevent the rich from being the only ones elected.
I am not saying it is legal or not. If the constitution says it is legal now, then the constitution can be amended or laws enacted to say it can't be, along with placing term limits on representatives of both the house and senate to eliminate these life long bed buddies of the corporations. The single biggest issue is that you have those in control having to vote to reduce their control. Which we all know will never happen. Therefore I believe a previous poster hit the nail on the head when it said it is going to take an up raising to fix it.
We have tore apart the underlying meaning of this country and the founding fathers idea of the nation and government by "adapting". Now the structure of the government needs to be adapted to account for the sheer greed, power hungry, corruption, and corporate control.