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What’s Wrong With The System
October 18, 2015Posted by on
From today’s Sacramento Bee. Candidates running for President raised $144 million in direct contributions in the third quarter of 2015. Federal law caps individual donations at $2,700 per donor. But there is no such limit for donations to political action committees and most of the candidates have what are called super PACs. During the first six months of 2015, $211 million was donated to those super PACs. Only 158 people accounted for $176 million of that $211 million. Only 47 people have accounted for $103 million raised for Jeb Bush’s super PAC. 5 people accounted for $37 million donated to a super PAC for Ted Cruz. And 16 people accounted for $17 million donated to Hillary Clinton’s super PAC. There is more data in the editorial, but I don’t think anymore is needed. We know who controls our elections and our candidates. Except when they don’t. Bernie Sanders refuses the help of a super PAC. 84% of the money he has raised this year has come from people donating $200 or less.