Think about this for just a moment if you will. JB is so awash in money at the moment he sees fit to put a $1 Million cap on donations- presumably to avoid the specter of “undue influence”
1 Million dollars. From a single donor. More then many americans make in their lifetime. More then those in the upper middle class make in a half decade or more. And let’s be clear- thats make- not have to throw to a political candidate.
Think for a minute about this message. “I’m going to cap donations at $1 Million”.
What ever happened to governance of the people, by the people, for the people?
I’m sorry (no not really) – this is just disgusting. And our country will not get back to a right path until we serious election reform. We need to level the playing field so that ALL americans can be represented- not just the rich. Personally- I believe no individual or corporation should be allowed to donate more then $100. And we should have public funding of elections. And there should be draconian penalties for corporations that “encourage” their employees to give the maximum to a particular candidate. (and yes- I understand it’s good for corporations to encourage employees to participate in the political process- and such laws would probably hamper this because said corporations have their teams of highly paid lawyers to insist they were just encouraging donations in general- not to a particular candidate/party/issue)