Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
What the democrat party thinks is a fine idea, is getting the special interests big money, out of politics.
Is this yet another situation where the Democrats pretend to really truly want things to be better, but as long as there isn't a law forcing them to do it, they'll continue to be lying hypocrites?

Hedge-Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

In the 2018 midterms, Democrats benefited more than Republicans from election spending by outside groups for the first time in recent history. Now, thanks to a new report from Public Citizen, we have a better understanding of where much of that money backing Democrats came from: wealthy individuals who earn their livings as hedge-fund founders, bank executives, and other key positions in the financial industry.

The report, named “Plutocrat Politics: How Financial Sector Wealth Fuels Political Ad Spending” and authored by Public Citizen’s Alan Zibel, analyzed the 100 individuals who gave the most money to outside political spending groups in the 2018 cycle and found that about half of that money came from people with financial industry backgrounds. Roughly three-quarters of the money donated by financial industry donors was spent supporting Democratic candidates. The finance industry donors in the top 100 gave $264 million to Democrat-supporting outside groups in 2017-18, according to the report.


Why do you let these corrupt politicians lie to you, Jim?