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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 06:55 PM

81. Personalizing an enormously important issue in our political system

Is the best way I can think of to maintain the current role big money plays in politics. The problem is systemic and, thanks to SCOTUS, can only be addressed through a constitutional amendment requiring public financing. Clinton could drop dead tomorrow, and exactly nothing would change. That is precisely how too many want it.

Money doesn't just effect who is elected and who runs for office, It frames the content of legislation itself, and is why NAFTA, TPP, Obamacare, and a huge percentage of legislation is so in keeping with the interests of big business. In fact their representatives and lobbyists even write legislation. None of that is caused by Clinton. and none of it goes away with her defeat.

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