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It’s time to get things done and finally get money out of politics. Our Washington insider Jimmy Williams is now preparing a Constitutional amendment to get big money from special interests out of our political system. We all know that they buy access and influence through campaign contributions, and benefit from the big payoffs (examples: Wall Street, health care, banking) and, of course, provide a lucrative revolving door to soften the blow when elected officials leave office.
Steps are already being taken by some big names. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has urged fellow CEO’s and campaign donors to boycott campaign contributions until the parties actually do something constructive to fight long term fiscal concerns and the jobs crisis.
Former PA Gov. Ed Rendell has said he will support it as well:
- There are so many legislators who have said to me, gosh, if I could vote in secret, I could vote for your proposal Governor because I know it’s the right thing to do. But I can’t do it. The other side will raise money on it and kill me. And that’s what’s so important — it is so important to get the influence of money out of politics. Because if you get the influence of money out of politics, we will get people who will actually vote their conscience. And I think that’s extraordinarily important. You’re right to say it’s not the lobbyists… but it is the moneythat perverts the entire process…. I would be interested in Jimmy’s drafting the amendment.
We are hard at work on the amendment, but we want to hear from you. What do you want to see in this amendment? How do we get money out of politics?
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