Money is poisoning our deteriorating democracy and the Republicans are making it worse. How do these crooks get elected? Oh, yeah, with a boatload of cash. Your vote is losing value. Cash is all that matters in AmeriCo.
Under a spending bill introduced in the Republican-led House, each superrich donor would be allowed to give almost $1.6 million per election cycle to political parties and their campaign committees. The comparable limit for 2014’s elections was $194,400.
The campaign finance proposal was tucked into an unrelated measure to keep most of the government open through the coming September.
The effort is the latest bid to weaken campaign finance rules passed after the Watergate scandal in the 1970s and updated a decade ago. It follows three Supreme Court rulings that gave rise to free-spending super PACs, which can accept unlimited contributions from people and corporations alike, and an increased role for outside groups to shape the outcome of elections.