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THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: Campaign cash
Aug 19th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Public financing of

election campaigns

is urgently needed

U.S. Rep Andy Barr, who bows in deference to the banking lobby which donates tons of cash to his campaigns. Click image to enlarge.

OUTSTANDING ENTERPRISE REPORTING and an editorial in The New York Times on Sunday have put back onto the national agenda the single most important issue in America today – the one that is at the root of all evil.
It is, alas, also an issue little discussed.
The system of campaign finance in the U.S. is nothing short of legalized bribery. It distorts political outcomes to favor the rich while screwing the poor.
“The Cash Cow Committee” is the headline on the second editorial in Sunday’s editions of The New York Times.
If I was the headline writer, I would have called it: “The root of all evil.”
The only solution is public financing of election campaigns.


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