Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Let's get money out of politics

I read this interesting article today: http://thehigherlearning.com/2014/06/26/a-16-year-old-programmer-just-made-a-plugin-that-shows-where-politicians-get-their-funding/ It reminded me why our political system is broken. Money in politics and the lobbying that comes with it is the reason for nearly all of our political woes today and the reason that our political system today is often regarded as "broken." When you read about laws that don't make any sense or law that are passed despite having little or no support among the voters, you know you can thank a lobbyist. I will never have faith in our political system until campaign finance reform becomes a reality. It's just too bad that the people who would need to pass such an important law are the people who benefit most from being the status quo. Something major needs to happen.


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