We’ve seen first hand what happens when big business is given a license to wild out, via political financial donations. Last year’s Presidential election reads as a worst-case scenario in all honesty. This is not a partisan issue either; Democrats and Republicans are equally responsible for bearing this poisonous fruit. Just because the GOP spent more money, doesn’t mean this is an issue that can be pinned on them. Super PAC money went to the next level last year, and even if, ultimately, the GOP’s cashflow didn’t impact that particular election, doesn’t mean it won’t influence future races.
The electorate in California sees the blood stained writing on the wall and have enacted a respectable pushback. Voters just passed a measure called Proposition C, which starts the ball rolling on overturning the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. That case was the springboard that allowed corporate money to basically disregard the democratic process, citing First Amendment protection for political financial donations. Hopefully, what’s happening in California can spread across the country. Elections are halfway rigged as it is, Prop C is a way to give citizens a punchers chance in this arena.