|Why is Harry Reid pushing for this bill? Is it a political stunt, or genuine an effort for the betterment of American politics?|
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.