Campaign finance reform
Our democracy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
“We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political system, and drowning out the voices of too many everyday Americans. Our democracy should be about expanding the franchise, not charging an entrance fee.”
HILLARY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Hillary is calling for aggressive campaign finance reform to end the stranglehold that wealthy interests have over our political system and restore a government of, by, and for the people—not just the wealthy and well-connected. Her proposals will will curb the outsized influence of big money in American politics, shine a light on secret spending and institute real reforms to raise the voices of regular voters.
Overturn Citizens United. Hillary will appoint Supreme Court justices who value the right to vote over the right of billionaires to buy elections. She’ll push for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United in order to restore the role of everyday voters in elections.
End secret, unaccountable money in politics. Hillary will push for legislation to require outside groups to publicly disclose significant political spending. And until Congress acts, she'll sign an executive order requiring federal government contractors to do the same. Hillary will also promote an SEC rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose political spending to shareholders.
Amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Hillary will establish a small-donor matching system for presidential and congressional elections to incentivize small donors to participate in elections, and encourage candidates to spend more time engaging a representative cross-section of voters.
What does the history of Bill and Hillary Clinton show?
It is submitted that the history of Bill and Hillary Clinton shows that they have been master practitioners and supreme beneficiaries of the corrupting influence of money in politics, which Hillary Clinton's campaign website now condemns and says she is going to change.
@nhiop @NECouncil Why should anyone believe Hillary Clinton re: campaign finance reform? https://t.co/YTrj3idQxf #PoliticsAndEggs— Rob Shattuck (@RobShattuckAL06) October 27, 2015
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See this Browsings, Harpers Blog, Nov. 17, 2015 posting Shaky Foundations (The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.) By Ken Silverstein
Also this November 19, 2015 Washington Post article Two Clintons, 41 years, $3 billion.