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What We Dont Know About Campaign Finance Does Hurt Us No matter what your social issue if you want to solve it get the money out of politics Only then will lawmakers vote for their people rather than their pocketbooks Jack E Lohman Money corrupts politics and when contributions are being made to candidates it is not in the best interest of the American people Campaign Finance is out of control in todays political races Candidates are taking money from wherever and whoever they can get it Soft money is flowing through elections without care or caution People who make these contributions do not share the views of the average citizen so politicians end up representing the wrong people Money decides races sometimes leaving the better man but lighter spender out of a position Candidates make decisions based on what will help them financially that what is better for the people Contributions by industry are made not in the interest of the people sometimes hurting them in ways they dont even know No matter what the opposition may say campaign finance reform is needed urgently to keep our democracy as our founders intended it People and corporations that make the largest donations to campaigns do not share views with the general population Politicians will listen to those who give them money so that they can depend on that money being there again when it is time for reelection Yet individual donors making a 200 dollar or more contribution make up only 33 of the population This extremely small percentage of mostly wealthy individuals gain the power to influence politicians to their liking The idea that these people should have power to affect government more than those with less money goes against the concept of equality for all which is what made this country great People who make large donations do not share the same views on most issues as
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