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Am I the only one who feels like soft money is a way to simply get around the system?

Asked by SJA813 (143points) December 26th, 2010

If I understand what it means correctly that is what it seems like to me….

Am I wrong in thinking this way? Or do I just not understand what soft money truly is?

I mean if it goes to the affiliated party in the end it and will overall likely go the person who leads that party won’t it? And more so it beats the purpose of money caps as well?

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Cruiser's avatar

Always has been always will be. Soft money is where the real perks for politicians lie.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, it is just way around the system.

SJA813's avatar

Ok that is good to know that I am not alone in my thinking….

But if this is the case why is it still allowed? Shouldn’t something be done about it?

Cruiser's avatar

@SJA813 If you had all the comfy perks given to you upon entering your elected office….would you vote or enact legislation to make sure you never ever get them? At the very best you close one door and open another like they have been doing for a couple hundred years now.

janbb's avatar

Of course it is.

Ron_C's avatar

There is no longer a need for soft money, the Supreme Court says so. The misnamed U.S. Chamber of Commerce has already dumped a billion dollars into the election process using funds that were probably derived from foreign sources. We can’t know because the court declared that they needn’t disclose their contributors. It is very likely that we have seen the end to free and fair elections. The only people that will stand for election are pre-approved by banking and international industry. Any dissenters will be vilified and slandered.

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