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Monday, October 22, 2012

Huge special interest money buys the election

A 19th Century Political Stump Speech.
Unlike today, true democracy existed in 19th Century America. Because the size of House districts was small the main expense a candidate had was to open a few kegs of beer, jump on the nearest tree stump and explain his positions to voters who may or may not have been sober. It is the opinion of many that a candidate sounds better with every additional beer.

Massive Election Corruption  -  Special interest groups are buying their very own personal Congressmen.
  • Billionaire Cartels of labor unions and business groups are buying California Puppet Congressmen to do their bidding after the election. 
  • What California voters want has no meaning.
  • Corrupt special interest labor union and business money both want to raid the Treasury for their own ends. 

Not that long ago America was a true Republic with small election districts so the people could elect their very own representatives.

Those days of freedom are gone.  The size of Congressional Districts has ballooned from 30,000 people to now 700,000 people.  Today only millionaires or those dropping their pants and bending forward for Billionaire Cartels have any chance of winning an election.

Congressional races around California are being bought and paid for by millions in outside money from Cartels based out of Washington D.C.   Until there is real election reform with smaller districts the ultra-wealth Cartels of unions and business will continue to purchase their own legislators.

Now, the Sacramento-area race between Republican Rep. Dan Lungren and Democrat Ami Bera has drawn more spending by outside groups than any congressional race in the country — more than $6.2 million — as the parties battle for control of the House.

Our politicians are bought
and paid for.

In the San Fernando Valley, Democratic colleagues-turned-bitter-rivals Howard L. Berman and Brad Sherman have, along with outside groups, spent more than $11 million on the race, one of the nation's costliest reports the Los Angeles Times.

Bill Bloomfield, a wealthy Manhattan Beach businessman running as an independent against Democratic Rep. Henry A. Waxman of Beverly Hills, has put more than $3.7 million of his own money into his campaign. Waxman, who has raised about $1.4 million, had more than $1 million in the bank as of Sept. 30 for the crucial final weeks of the campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Big Money buys US Elections & Elected Officials 
An excellent video, but it misses the point that if districts were smaller then corrupt special interest union and business money would not be needed to fund campaigns.

In 11 of the state's 53 congressional districts, each of the candidates had raised more than $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics. That's up from the five races in 2010 in which opposing candidates each raised $1 million or more.

The parties this year have targeted 10 of the state's congressional races, The House GOP campaign arm plans to spend about $10 million in California, more than ever before, a spokesman said. Its Democratic counterpart expects to spend $8.6 million, much of that for TV ads, a spokeswoman said.

Julius Kahn
A Republican Congressman from San
Francisco 1899 to 1903.  His district had
about 210,000 people, not the current and
insane level of 700,000.

The Central Valley race between Republican Rep. Jeff Denham and Democrat Jose Hernandez and the La Jolla-area battle between Republican Rep. Brian P. Bilbray and Democrat Scott Peters are among the top races in the country for independent spending by outside groups. Each has drawn more than $5 million.

The Stockton-area race between Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney and Republican Ricky Gill also has drawn $2.5 million in outside spending, in addition to the more than $2 million each of the candidates has raised.

The Berman-Sherman slugfest could come close to, perhaps even surpass, the $11.5-million spending record for a California House race set in 2000 in the Burbank-Glendale-area race won by Democrat Adam B. Schiff over Republican incumbent James E. Rogan.

Spirit of Democracy America, a "super PAC" heavily funded by Republican donor Charles Munger Jr., has spent $556,000 in support of GOP Assemblyman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley in a congressional race against fellow Republican Gregg Imus, a tea partyer and founding member of an anti-illegal-immigrant border patrol group.

Simply, one man may buy the seat for his candidate.  The voters be damned.

And the corruption goes on and on.

(Los Angeles Times)

Corrupt Special interest money from unions and business buys their own Congressmen.  The people have next to no voice in the selection of their own representatives.  Those winning an election are simply puppets of their Money Masters.

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