A lot of people seem to feel that Congress is broken, perhaps even in need of some kind of major overhaul (yeah, I’m looking at you Rick Perry), but that simply isn’t the case.
She is working just as planned. Unfortunately for us little guys…we were never the ones it was intended to benefit under it’s current construction.
Here is a great bit of guest commentary from the Nashua Telegraph in New Hampshire:
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, in calling for a political donor strike, wasn’t the first and won’t be the last in a line of sensible citizens to observe that Washington isn’t working for the American people.
With congressional approval ratings near their lowest point on record, and leaders in both parties stubbornly unable to solve the fiscal crisis and start creating jobs, it’s hard not to want to starve all politicians of campaign cash.
If only We the People could.
Barely 1 percent of our citizens fund campaigns today. In fact, less than a quarter of 1 percent (0.24 percent) provided 90 percent of campaign money in 2010, with lobbyists and special interests in Washington, D.C., alone accounting for more than 32 states combined.
Thanks to last years landmark Citizens United decision, this trend will not reverse itself any time soon.