U.C. Irvine law professor Richard L. Hasen has an op-ed on CNN today explaining why super PACs, the political organizations that can take and spend unlimited sums on elections, are so threatening to America’s future. It’s not really about this election, he argues:
…the greatest danger of Super PACs is that they may skew the legislative process in the next Congress in favor of the interests of large Super PAC contributors.
…I am concerned that Super PAC spending will influence the outcome of close Senate and congressional races. And I am greatly concerned that when Election Day is over and the public will stop hearing about Super PACs, contributions to these groups will skew public policy away from the public interest and toward the interest of the new fat cats of campaign finance, as members of the House and Senate thank their friends and look over their shoulder at potential new enemies.
This is why here at United Republic we believe getting money out of politics is the best way to end the everyday corruption that plagues Washington.