Tuesday, April 3, 2012
How did politics get so screwed up?
In the 1970's a change occurred, laying the foundation for today's gridlock in congress and the big money needed to win even local seats. Business gained up front power in campaigning, while party core membership smoke filled room bartering was minimized, if not eliminated. The amount of money spent in all elections has been doubling very election cycle, led by the economic cost of running for president of the United States. By opening to primaries and caucus's the buying of votes through advertising became the rule, rather than the core beliefs and practices of the party. Also ending was the ability to compromise, as promises are made to the voters that may not work in the real world of the political process.