Money in Politics

One of the biggest issues facing democracy in our country is the vast amounts of money given to politicians controlling who we can vote for.  The basis of the problem is a Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United v. FEC.  The court decided that corporations are people and money is free speech, thus there are no restrictions on the amount of money spent to support or discourage a candidate running for political office.  A key and arguably invalid conclusion included in this decision is that there is no relationship between money spent and expected behavior - no quid pro quo.  It seems obvious that this is false.  Just listen to candidates going on about justifying their vote on legislation because "that's what my donors want".



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