Let’s Fix Campaign Financing
Everyone agrees our political system is totally corrupt. The rich and powerful are buying politicians like cotton candy at a carnival. What’s happening in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, New Jersey and at least 11 other states is proof of that. The solution is obvious: campaign finance reform. Get the money out of politics. Make it illegal for any corporation, union, entity or individual to contribute to a candidate or a political action committee (PAC) in any way whatsoever. Let the government finance each candidate with a sum designated for the particular office being contested. While we’re at it, let’s shorten the campaign period to something reasonable: say six weeks to two months. This would be easy to accomplish if there was the will to do it. But our politicians are so corrupt, so contemptible, it’s unlikely to ever happen. Given that, we will keep ceding power and control to the ruling class.