Is the campaign finance system an important issue or just another made up problem. Well, it is an important issue and must be dealt with. Many groups have tried to set up proposals to alleviate the increase spending on campaigns. The latest shot was introduced by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Russell D.
Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin called the McCain-Feingold Bill. This bill was oriented to stop the influences of money in politics. The bill was focusing on banning soft money which is the unregulated and unlimited donations which are given by private investors and persons to the different political parties. The intention is a good one, one that would help the common man run for office not having the millions of dollars needed for running. These campaign finance advocates have been awaiting a surge of public demand for change for quite some time but with no avail. A poll was taken on October 8-10 of 976 adults, 60 percent said overhauling campaign finance law should be a low priority or not a priority at all, while 39 percent rated the issue as either a high priority or the most important issue before congers (Doherty, 2507).
This clearly expresses that the public is not out crying for reform. As the clich goes, money also is the mothers milk of politics, shows the heavy involvement of money as a deciding factor in politics. This is a view by many who support the McCain-Feingold Bill. McCain said that he introduced this bill because he believes the system is broken and the influence of money in politics inordinately affects legislation. This again brings us back to the clich that money is the mothers milk of politics. Tre glia 2 This bill is supported primarily by Democrats and one Republican, which is ironic because Senator John McCain is Republican.
A study about the effects of black money in our national economy has revealed many interesting facts and this time I am going to show them to you. It is believed by some experts in economics that recession and such phenomena are possible only in white money. In black or unaccounted money they are not evident. This is possible because all the so called controls those various governmental bodies ...
HE feels that it is his duty to convince his fellow Republicans to help his reform. One particular opposition ist is Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky who says If Im correct and theres no consensus on the problem theyre trying to solve, its a small wonder that they cant reach a consensus on the solution. McConnell is trying to say that he does not feel that there is even a problem with the money being spent on campaigns so why solve it. Other opposers say that it limits freedom of speech. But there are some reasons still to hope. In the Senate there is a small but increasing number of Republicans that seem to be willing to seriously consider thinking about the campaign proposals by McCain and Feingold.
This shows the shift in the GOP which can help the bill. Another boost is the factor that McCain will keep the campaign finance issue on the front-burner as a presidential topic as long as he remains in the race. His campaign could very well of received a boost when Mrs. Elizabeth Dole announced her dropping out of the Presidential race because of lacking funds and financial competitiveness.
This should be a help because it is the backbone of the McCain-Feingold Bill. I feel that this is an important bill because I feel strongly about too much money is needed for campaigns. I feel for Mrs. Dole because she probably could make a good run for president but cant because of financial lacking. How does the average Joe run for president Well in this day and age he cant. But what if he has good ideals, morals and future plans for this great nation I get they will have to be put to the side.
This to me is a problem. And action taken by those such as McCain and Feingold are important, but we as the public must help these crusaders in their efforts. How do we help them Well as citizens, we must vote for those who advocate for these stands and in that maybe we will get some where. In that, the power resides in us. Bibliography Belau, John. Spending Limits A Good Idea Whose Time May Not Come.
Andrew Brown Politics and Government 101 Analytical essay "The Bill That Wasn't: The Failure of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001"Passing campaign finance reform will help restore public confidence in our government and boost our nation's disturbingly low rate of voter turnout in national elections," says Jim Jeffords, a Democrat from Vermont. Jeffords along with many other Republicans ...
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