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More Money More Problems

There is a big, huge, dangerous, freezing and jagged iceberg known as campaign finance reform and it is headed towards the welfare of the American voters. At the tip of this iceberg rest the name Rep. Tom MacArthur. But, he is not alone the sum or total of the problem and there are about 19 other Republican politicians who share a good amount of the responsibility when it comes to keeping fair play out of the polls.

Tiffany Muller and the political action committee End Citizens United are not afraid to voice an opinion about the agenda of MacArthur and others while executing a 35 million dollar campaign to inform the public. According to Muller, Donald Trump was elected to drain the swamp a big money and campaign politics and to this day he is failing in this task. It appears the only thing that is going to change the state of affairs in Washington’s politics is the raised awareness of the voting constituency regarding the situation.

To this end, there is a particular voter who identifies as a supporter of trump and is dissatisfied with the campaign policies of today. That is to say that there is a community of voters who did put Trump in office but are not seeing their interest protected in his administration or the party that supports it. The immediate efforts and plan for ECU is to inform this consciousness of the public about MacArthur’s latest votes and leans towards policies that do not exactly protect the interest of the middle class. For example, he is on record for passing a revamp of the GOP Healthcare bill that in its original form was detrimental to millions of Americans and would have raised the uninsured rate more than 100 percent. He is also known for making votes that remove and restrict transparency when it comes to how campaign funds are collected in spent with an election year.

These type of reactions and choices regarding donations that reach to the multi millions of dollars are indicative of the type of behavior that can be seen from the other 19 members of End Citizens United’s “Big Money 20” list. Besides taking obscene amounts of money between the whole lot of them, these politicians also vote to release customer data without their consent. Such actions are possible due to the Supreme Court decision handed down in 2010. This decision allows corporations to be seen as people and therefore able to donate to political campaigns and any amount they choose. As a result, there is now a virtually uncountable amount of “dark” money involved in the electoral process. It is ECU’s mission to reverse this decision and take big money out of elections and campaigns. Although there are calls from both the Democratic and Republican parties to reverse this decision, the puritan proponents of the present circumstances remain to be the Republican party.

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