Money In Politics Quotes by Caroline Kennedy, Nina Turner, George Will, Lawrence Lessig, Oscar Ameringer, P. J. O’Rourke and many others.
Well, the role of money in politics is pretty corrupting right now.
The overflow of big money in politics drowns out the voices of everyday people. That is part of the conundrum in America: The more money you have the more speech you have. That leaves everyday people out of the equation.
The realistic way to reduce the amount of money in politics is to reduce the amount of politics in money — the importance of government in allocating wealth and opportunity.
In a time of polarized politics there’s one thing that more than ninety percent of Americans agree on, that our government is broken, and broken because of the money in politics.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Unfortunately, money in politics is an insidious thing – and a loophole in our campaign finance system was taken advantage of with money going to existing or new 527 groups with the sole purpose of influencing the election.
I would like to have an ample fund to spread the light of Republicanism, but I am willing to undergo the disadvantage to make certain that in the future we shall reduce the power of money in politics for unworthy purposes.
Once people know that you can spend the money and that you’re willing to spend the money and that you’re set up to spend the money in politics, then your threat to spend the money is as convincing as actually spending it.
Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
It’s an issue that Democrats and Republicans seem to come together on, the over-influence of money in politics and in power.
An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
[Donald Trump] doesn’t have the money to run commercials and I launched into a tirade on money in politics.
The only tool we have to fix the problems of this country – the democratic process – is itself broken. Which is why nothing will fundamentally change until we solve the problem of money in politics.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
I personally think money in politics on any level is horrible. I’d like to see a set amount and have every candidate spend it. Have it be completely transparent. But actually getting to that spot, as we have learned through all the legislation over the decades, is very difficult.
The way to solve all the money in politics is not to pretend we can get money out of politics. That will never happen. We have to channel it in ways where we can see it and hold it accountable. And I think the parties are the best vehicle for that.