End Citizens United War against Big Money in US Politics
Being a billionaire is such a big deal. It goes without saying that billionaires have a lot of power and influence. But just how vast are their power and influence? Over the past two decades, the United States Citizens have raised their concerns over the fact that their government might be ruled by the Billionaire club. The reasons for these concerns is the fact that many billionaires and with big corporations have been spending a lot of money endorsing candidates during the election and campaign periods in the United States. The reason behind these endorsements being that most of these people want more power than they already have.
With a person they can control in high ranks in the government of the most powerful country in the globe, these big corporations and billionaires are assured control over some issue that may affect them, their businesses and their wealth. An example is the tax bill that was recently passed. This bill seems to infringe on the normal citizens or rather, the one percent and favor the one percent who are literally at a better position to pay taxes than the later. The control that these individuals have over the governments gives them the power to not be accountable and to encourage lack of transparency in the government. This has been an issue for a while and it became worse when the Supreme Court made a ruling in the year 2010 that literally gave corporations the right to invest in political candidates in a case between End Citizens United and the FEC. Read more news about the group on USA Today.
The End Citizens United
The End Citizens United is a political committee that was founded in the year 2015 with the sole intention of fighting big money in politics. This committee intends to do so by ensuring that the candidates who get into office are with a similar agenda. The committee has been vetting and recruiting candidates and politicians who it intends to endorse come to the next election. The committee has been able to raise millions of dollars for their course through Grassroot donations. Most of the politicians that have shown up[port for this committee are Democrats.
.@AndyKimNJ is rejecting corporate PAC contributions in his grassroots campaign to represent #NJ03. We are so excited to be volunteering for his people-powered campaign and help #GOTV. pic.twitter.com/BJA6KYFOK5
— End Citizens United (@StopBigMoney) October 31, 2018