Courtesy of Mediaite:
“The number one priority they tell new members of Congress is: raise money, raise money, raise money,” David Jolly (R-FL) told CBS’s Norah O’Donnell as part of 60 Minutes Overtime.
The story that O’Donnell was covering for 60 Minutes dealt with the call centers that elected officials spend upwards of 30 hours per week inside of with one express purpose: make phone calls to influential donors to raise money.
Holy crap! This is stunning!
No wonder nothing ever seems to get done in Washington.
I think that this "Stop Act" is a good first step in getting money out of politics, which clearly is something that needs to happen as asking for money seems to be the job one for politicians in Washington right now.
And then after that we need campaign finance reform and for a new Supreme Court to reverse the Citizen's United decision.
Just imagine how politics would be changed for the better if all of that were to happen.
I'm fantasizing out loud again aren't I?
Still a boy can dream, can't he?