RT America on Apr 2, 2014
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down key limits on campaign contributions. The $123,200 overall limit for total contributions to campaigns, parties, and PACs will no longer be in effect, although contributions to individual candidates remain limited to $2,600. Potentially opening the door to a flood of cash from wealthy individuals, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the dissenting opinion, stating that this ruling “perhaps devastates, what remains of campaign finance reform.” RT’s Lindsay France looks into this historic ruling.
Supreme Court Ruling Gives Wealthy Greater Influence Over Elections
TheRealNews on Apr 2, 2014
Common Cause Maryland’s Jennifer Bevan-Dangle argues the 1% are the beneficiaries of the McCutcheon decision.
Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates For More Campaign Cash
TheRealNews on Apr 3, 2014
Only .08% of U.S. population gives more than $2500 to campaigns now this elite will have fewer limits on their contributions, making funds harder to track and enhancing the influence of money in politics.
Democracy Now! Sen. Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court Undermines Democracy by Allowing Billionaires to “Buy Elections”
Bernie Sanders on Apr 3, 2014
Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC.
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