Tuesday, August 08, 2006

It is about having a choice

Mike Kirchubel writes:

The Clean Money and Fair Elections Act is no less than a Declaration of Independence from our Monarchy of Money and the current version of taxation without representation. It returns Democracy to the voters who will have a clear choice on election day. We will be able to vote for candidates who either spend their time begging for campaign money from those who demand expensive favors in return or for those candidates who do not.

As good as it sounds, Clean Money and Fair Elections has a huge battle ahead of it. In last November’s Special Election, the pharmaceutical industry spent $76 million to defeat a proposition that would have given Californians cheaper prescription drugs. With so much money spent on propaganda, it’s no wonder that we voted to shoot ourselves in the foot. But the Clean Money and Fair Elections Act will cut the influence of ALL corporations and wealthy individuals, not just one industry. You can imagine the amount of money that will be pumped in, from all around the country, to defeat this proposition. This fall, as you hear the worst possible lies and distortions, constantly, and from every medium, realize that if corporations invest tens of millions of dollars to kill Clean Money, they must be reaping billions in favors - at our expense - with Pay to Play.

The Clean Money and Fair Elections Act is a dividing line issue between the extremely rich, who want politicians dependant upon their big money donations and the rest of us who don't. Always remember, Clean Money is simply about having a choice on election day. As Americans, we deserve nothing less.
I think voters having a choice is a reasonable goal.