When the Supreme Court made its ruling in 2010 regarding the Citizens United v. F.E.C., it was very likely that there would be some type of negative response from the public. This case further enforced the position that corporations hold where they are considered to be people, and it opened some doors for special interest groups to utilize a large amount of capital during elections. Ultimately, parties who oppose the decision worry that there will be politicians that can be bought and then represents only the interest that they are being paid for.
End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee (PAC) that serves the purpose of its name. Since it is a basic PAC, the largest donation it accepts is $5,000 as opposed to the donations that modern-day politicians have been known to accept. The organization gathers over 3 million members who have similarly aligned goals.
One of the latest endeavors that the group has been working on deals with the “Big Money 20”. This is a list that the organization has comprised and it contains 20 Politicians that are the “worst of the worst” in Congress, according to End Citizens United. The reason for their selection is caused by them taking large donations in the past. Those donations often caused them to change their personal views and goals and to basically throw away their own constituents. They would then start backing up their big donors and any goal that those donors might have in mind. The list has people like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Republican Tom MacArthur of New Jersey, Republican Peter Roskam of Illinois, Republican Claudia Tenney of New York, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Ends Citizen United and other PAC aim to raise $35 million in 2018, which is 40% increase when compared to how much was spent on 2016 election. Nonetheless, many experts claim that it will be difficult to affect positions of these 20 politicians. The main factor that encourages companies like this one is the fact that there are millions of people nationwide who agree with its main goal. Although it will be difficult to prevent the re-election of the aforementioned 20, more people are coming together to disapprove large donations that affect the way politicians maneuver.
This organization is located in Washington and the main mission of it falls close to the idea of the “Big Money 20”. The President Tiffany Muller leads the effort to fix the United States’ “rigged” political system. The means to this end include electing campaign finance reform leaders as well as raising awareness of this issue to the mainstream, national level. The group is affiliated with the Democrat party that they believe is closer to their views.
Learn more about End Citizens United: https://thereisnoconsensus.com/church-money-politics-not-end-citizen-uniteds-watch/
Reputation Management May be Needed
Donald Trump has been called a disgrace along with numerous other names recently. A story in usnews.com posed the view that Trump is risking the reputation of America as a whole. As for his own reputation, it would be safe to mention that a boost would benefit it right about now. Along with the name calling of Donald Trump, there have even been some accusations aimed in his direction. Reputation management anyone? Trump has been accused of mistreating a reporter. Some aggressive behavior had been spotted. Heated moments are happening everywhere. As for Donald Trump himself, he denies the accusations even though many had seen the perceived mistreatment with their own eyes.
Time For Change
It may be safe to say that it is now time for a few changes. Hearsay and finger pointing is not helping anyone including Donald Trump. People are starting to question the value of insulting and accusing. Is it time for everyone in the world to stop laughing and tarnishing each others reputation?
Restoring Good Reputations
In the eyes of Donald Trump, America should not be viewed as a laughingstock. Donald believes that the entire United States should not be viewed as a joke. Good reputations must indeed be restored. The foolish jokes and unnecessary laughing must come to an end. Matters must be taken seriously. Idle hearsay without facts are harming reputations. The Washingtonpost.com has stated that America is not to be viewed as a laughing matter.
Charles Koch recently denied claims that he sponsored a move to stop Donald Trump calling all the Republican nominees “terrible role models.” According to Charles Koch, he would rather not get involved in the remaining presidential candidates or decide to stay out of supporting any candidate in this year’s election entirely. Charles was speaking in an interview with ABC news network that was aired on Sunday. Charles Koch cited that Republican candidates have chosen the wrong path when they decide to engage in personal attacks instead of ideas that would help the country move forward.
When asked about supporting Hilary Clinton, Charles Koch said that it was a possible move to support her presidency sending shockwaves to the Republicans about how the party is currently divided about the way forward. Koch is the author of the book “Good Profit” and he is famous for his important status in politics especially pushing forward for a free market. In the interview, Koch said that Bill Clinton was better in some ways, and this could be the same for Hilary Clinton.
According to Charles Koch, the only way he could support Trump is if he backtracks on some of his controversial promises. Charles Koch publicly slammed the Trump’s rhetoric about preventing Muslims entry in the U.S. on a temporary basis as “antithetical”. However, it is not Koch network’s support that Trump should be worried about, it is the fact that he might lose the support of the Koch network and other billionaires completely when he needs them the most.
To cut the story short, Trump should find out why Charles would prefer supporting Hilary Clinton and not him. Charles Koch is now 80-years-old and someone who has spent many years in politics funding most of the Republican candidates to win the election. For those who even think Koch network is an insider because they have supported Republican Party for years, it is important to understand it that Koch network just like Trump is an outsider who tries to influence policies from outside the party politics.
For now, unifying the Republican party should not be a priority for Trump, instead, he should spend his quality time finding out what Koch network and their allies want, what policies they think are better for the country and how they should be accommodated in the policies he has for the country. Trump need to understand that the history of the Republican donors most of which have built their businesses, runs parallel with the rise of the conservative movement as the political force that has existed since Ronald Reagan.
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