The American political landscape is lush and green. In 2012, we witnessed the most expensive election in US history with the collective totals from the Republican and Democratic candidates reaching approximately $6 billion; this is over $700 million above the previous records.
The words election and expensive should never be used in the same sentence. In this day and age of modern technology, disseminating your message and policy stances should be as simple as creating a YouTube video and fostering a grassroots following via social networking sites.
When money and politics intertwine it leads to policy written with financial reciprocity in mind instead of the people.
When money and politics intertwine better candidates can be buried underneath the financial powerhouses that use their big budgets to buy votes.
When money and politics intertwine, we the people are the ones that are shortchanged.
We The People Can’t Be Bought.