The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on campaign finance reform has made it necessary for Congress to act. It might be a good time for Congress to define exactly what a corporation really is. I believe a constitutional amendment putting limits on campaign spending and banning PAC and corporation contributions to candidates – if passed by Congress and put up for a vote of the people – would be ratified by an overwhelming majority. Maybe the Tea Party zealots should take that on as a project.
A recent poll reveals that American citizens – both Republicans and Democrats – overwhelmingly oppose the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns. Most Americans want new limits on this type spending. The survey, commissioned by The Washington Post-ABC News, should get the attention of Congress. The 80% number in opposition to the Court’s ruling is pretty hard to ignore. Hopefully a bi-partisan approach in both the House and Senate will develop and result in legislation that will help solve the tremendous problem created by five members of the High Court. But when you consider that Senate Minority Leader Mitch (Dr. No) McConnell likes the Court’s opinion, don’t count on Congress doing the right thing on this issue.
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