Sunday, May 18, 2014

Senator Harry Reid Pushing To Eliminate Money In Politics

Senator Harry Reid Pushing To Eliminate Money In Politics
Why is Harry Reid pushing for this bill? Is it a political stunt, or genuine an effort for the betterment of American politics?
Few Weeks ago Democratic senator Tom Udahll of Colorado proposed a legislation that'd regulate money in politics more thoroughly. Since then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, "The Supreme Court has equated money with speech, so the more money you have the more speech you get, and the more influence in our democracy. That is wrong. Every American should have the same ability to influence our political system."

Harry Red went on the say, "One American, One vote. that's what the constitution guarantees... No one should be able to pump unlimited money in to campaigns, whether they are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent." This sounds very good, but to get a constitutional amendment, he'd have to get 2/3 of the House and Senate. If you anything about Washington politics, you know that's never going to happen. Also, Harry Reid himself also has received a lot of money from corporations, as it's case with all other Senators. So they don't really have an incentive to pass such bill.

So why is Harry Reid pushing for this bill? Is it a political stunt, or genuine an effort for the betterment of American politics? I don't quite know the answer, but I think I might lean towards the latter. After all, he doesn't face an election this year, or next cycle. But I think Reid knows that if there's a "limited" money in politics, then Democrats have a massive advantage, since Republicans party  practically runs on the wheels of big corporations.

So is it a political stunt? Technically speaking, Yes. It's for the long-term benefit of his party, but it's worth fighting for.
Search Obama'12 Articles ▼

OBAMA and Economy