The New Price of American Politics

Sep 20, 2012 Full story: www.theatlantic.com 6

And the new era of big money has just begun. Jim Bopp, its intellectual architect, believes this is a good thing - the more money, the better, he says.

You may be one of those people who believe there is too much money in politics. (Polling suggests there are many such people—­a vast majority of Americans, in fact.) You may believe that the larger the financial contribution, the greater the chance it will corrupt your representative in Congress, or even your president. You may believe that there are too many political advertisements on television, too many groups with blandly patriotic names trying to change your mind about energy or Medicare or national defense. You may even believe that the nation’s founders would be repelled by the idea of corporations and billionaires pouring millions of dollars into political campaigns. It is reasonable—it is quite respectable—to believe these things.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#1 Sep 20, 2012
The founding fathers would be appalled by these right wing treasonous vermin! Big money campaigns will corrupt our government in favor of the few.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Sep 20, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
The founding fathers would be appalled by these right wing treasonous vermin! Big money campaigns will corrupt our government in favor of the few.
Obama was a rich kid. Ain't that something?
E Pluribus Unum

Fishers, IN

#3 Sep 20, 2012
dr. Bill_mr! U think American Politic tax toe price! and who is dat?!!!;-0000h, keep up da hard work;)
Gravediggers

United States

#4 Sep 25, 2012
$16 TRILLION DEBT
(the tax on the highest income would ONLY pay for 1 day's interest on this DEBT!)

8% UNemployment

$4 GAS

STILL DEPENDENT on FOREIGN energy from UNSTABLE ARAB NATIONS!

How much is your grocery bill? Is the price of FOOD going down?

Can you say that Obama has UNITED Americans to work together during this economic crisis?

Do you admire a President who goes on TV shows and talks on the radio with PIMP WITH A LIMP?

President who EATS dogs! That's the type of person we have in the White House.

DISGRACEFUL! DISGUSTING!

Make that change on NOvember 6th

REPEAL OBAMAcARE=new president , republican sentors

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#5 Sep 25, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
REPEAL OBAMAcARE=new president , republican sentors
If you think Romney is going to repeal Obamacare you are delusional.

During the Primaries the biggest selling point Romney was pushing was the repeal of Obamacare. During his RNC speech and latest ads, Romeny now wants to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.

This is the same crap the Dems pulled with the Patriot Act. Bitched and screamed, threw out the constitution, yelled about how unconstitutional it is (and rightfully so), but, as soon as they got power, they extended and expanded every provision to an indefinte end date. Then they called it their own.

So you keep thinking that Romney will repeal it. Not going to happen. He will probably sign an executive order putting a Stay on it, might change a couple of things and then release it and call it his own.

1 snake 2 heads. Republicans and Democrats.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 Sep 25, 2012
Romney refuses to tell anyone who is bankrolling his campaign. Why would I vote for someone who can't be transparent about his finances....personal, business and political? If he'd be sneaky with THAT money, he'd be sneaky with taxpayer money.

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