Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Will we get to the day after the election and Hillary Clinton is the president-elect to discover the whole process of the last year-plus was a totally waste of time, energy and money, where the media created news and inflated everything and everyone, the political parties blew more money than any previous election, and the campaigns were the nastiest ever? 
Will the majority of voters and Americans feel completely drained of enthusiasm and interest in politics and only the political geeks were energized by the issues and drama? Will it finally show the whole election process needs major overhaul, not just about money, which can be remedied, but with the time spent, a year and a half gone for what, something that could be done, like all the other countries in the world, in 3-6 months, which would limit the money spent as part of campaign reform?
The question will remain, that was asked back in the summer of 2015, can Congress pass meaningful legislation to reduce the time between the first primary to the convention to 3 months and the general election to 3 months, and only have to put laws in place for complete transparency for all the money spent by political parties, candidate campaigns, issues campaigns, PAC’s and SuperPAC’s, define any money spent on political parties, candidates and issues as covered by the transparency law, require all money and donors be reported openly to the public at least monthly, and require the FEC get the funds to do it job to monitor and report violations.
Can Congress do what the American people and voters want, get it done in a timely, cost-effective manner with full public disclosure of all money, organizations and donors? They can, because it will reduce the time they spend raising money and with meeting lobbyists, but will they, now if ever? The people want it and given the voice, would demand it. It’s time for the people to take back our elections.

No comments:

Post a Comment