I think we all agree that we have a very big problem with political Campaign Finance Reform today in our country. I know I'm getting pretty tired of the never ending political attack ads and un-ending political season, and I'm a politics junkie. The most rich and powerful have an out-sized influence because they can decide who gets money. And we have broken records across the nation on ad spending.
Those who are personally wealthy, or have wealthy families or connections, can bombard us with obnoxious advertisements for months before an election.
Luckily, we have the power to change this as voters. There are 80 candidates pledged to pass Campaign Finance Reform as their first act in Congress. One of those in Diane Mitsch Bush.
Diane want to limit the influence of big donors on campaigns. Which will shrink the advertising bombardment.
Also require transparent disclosure of all political spending so there's a little more accountability and it will be hard for foreign money to influence our election.
Part of the plan will limit elected officials from becoming part of the dastardly special-interest lobbies strangling our government and strengthen congressional ethics laws and their enforcement. Our representatives ought to be held to a higher standard, not a lower one.
When there are so many issues dividing us, it is nice to have one we can all agree on: our elected officials need to be accountable to the electorate