Super PAC s are changing the political landscape of the United States. The impact of ordinary voters on who will represent them in the federal government is rapidly declining. The impact of âeliteâ voters on will represent them is rapidly increasing.
In other words, the 1% is beating the 99%. The rich are growing more powerful than the rest of us. Money largely determines who is elected to congress or the presidency. The rich have the money to spend, the rest of us do not.
The determination of who will be the Republican Partyâs nominee for President is being made by the wealthiest of America. It is being done with Super PACs.
âThis election season is the first presidential race to feel the influence of Super PACs, political action committees that can receive unlimited money from individuals, corporations and unions. Some of these Super PACs have morphed into powerful outside organizations working solely on electing a presidential candidate of their choosing. While a campaign supporter can only donate $2500 directly to a presidential candidate, he or she can donate unlimited amounts of money to a Super PAC supporting the same candidate,â reports Jessica Hopper of Rock Center with Brian Williams.
âEvery major GOP presidential candidate has a Super PAC supporting their campaign. Super PACs are supposed to operate independently of the candidates, meaning they canât communicate directly with the politicians and their campaign staff. Super PACs have been effective even with the communication barrier, because they are often run by people who already know how the candidates think. A look at whose running the Super PACs reveals a roster of former staffers and advisers to the presidential candidates.â
Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting Mitt Romneyâs campaign, will have raised between $300 and $350 million by the end of January, said one of its key strategists, Carl Forti. Forti, a former political director for Romney, helped launch the âRestore Our Futureâ Super PAC in 2010. Do you, as an ordinary mortal, want to donate your $25 contribution to Mitt Romney directly or send it to the Restore Our Future Super PAC? Better yet, if you really want to improve your chances of having Mitt Romney take your telephone call then send $25,000 to the Super PAC. You can via their website.
That is the modern way this Republic now operates. It is the way the 1% control the United States government. Restore Our Future, will have raised between $300 and $350 million by the end of January it is reported. In 2010 Citizens United against the Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that the government could not limit political spending by corporations. Romneyâs Restore our Future Super PAC blasted Newt Gingrich with negative ads dropping him from the lead in Iowa to 4th place in the Iowa caucus.
Stephen Colbert, comedian, formed his own Super PAC , and told reporter Ted Koppel âIt would be stupid to be in the 2012 campaign or want your voice heard in the 2012 campaign and not have a Super PAC,â Colbert said. âI mean, the RNC, the DNC, those organizations really donât mean much anymore. Karl Rove has more money than the RNC.â
And, you, a member of the 1% wonât know who donated to the Super PACs until after you vote.
Also, as a member of the 99%, you donât really count for much in the 2012 election. You arenât worth as much as a member of the 1%. The 1% will decide for you who your next President, Senator, or Congressman/woman will be.