Why Conservatives should support Campaign Finance Reform

Iris GW
February 3, 2016

There is a good op-ed in the New York Times today making the case that conservatives should be just as anxious to get money as of politics as liberals.

Why should conservative voters care? First, big money in politics encourages big government. Campaign contributions drive spending on earmarks and other wasteful programs — bridges to nowhere, contracts for equipment the military does not need, solar energy companies that go bankrupt on the government’s dime and for-profit educational institutions that don’t educate. When politicians are dependent on campaign money from contractors and lobbyists, they’re incapable of holding spending programs to account.

More reasons and the rest of the article at the link. It certainly is pretty compelling when you consider them all.

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