Monday, September 6, 2010

Follow the Money

John Byrne has a fascinating piece this morning at about money shifting in modern politics:

Major political action committees and employees of the nation's largest business empires have dramatically shifted their money to the right. A detailed analysis of 2010 campaign cycle contributions by the Houston Chronicle shows that Republicans are catching up with Senate Democrats in campaign fundraising. Donations to the Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)-led Senate Democratic Campaign Committee (DSCC) have dropped 25 percent this year alone.
I've always maintained that the political make-up of a company's board of directors is a far better indication of the company's political leanings than where they donate money too.  Even though donations tend to be rather lopsided one way or the other, the vast majority of American corporations, in fact virtually all of them, do play both sides of the aisle.

The problem of corruption in politics doesn't stem from money.  Corruption in politics comes from a series of laws passed since 1913 that turned government into a protection racket.  Under President Barack Hussein Soetoro-Obama, it's only going to get worse.

You don't break up protection rackets by confiscating the victims' money.  You break up protection rackets by charging, trying, and convicting the racketeers.  Are you listening, America?

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