Is Corporate Money Good For Elections?

Government Funded by Corporations

When our country was founded, the founders wrote the Constitution. In the Constitution it lists all the areas Government has control over, and lists each branch and their specific duties. Then the founders wanted to protect citizens rights, so they wrote the Bill of Rights. The Tenth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, explains, Government is only allowed to do what is listed in the Constitution and everything else is to be left up to the states. Basically, everything was left to the states, from healthcare, education, social issues like gay marriage and abortion. The reason for this is because the founders understood these were all very hard issues to deal with. The states should be allowed to choose laws and programs based on the values of its citizens.

With this in mind, we have allowed our Federal Government to become out of control. They tax too much, regulate too much, and write so many laws. Politicians explain that regulation is needed to stop these greedy corporations from taking advantage of the people. The truth is, the corporations write the regulations and pay off politicians to pass them. The big corporations want regulations because they can afford the fines associated with the regulation but their competitors can't.

Big Government and Big Business

Corporate Fund Rasing for Politicians

Many corporations create regulations to benefit themselves over their competitors. In a true free market this wouldn't be allowed. Each company would have an equal starting point. If one company goes bankrupt, no matter how big it is, should not be bailed out by Government. In a free market, if a company makes mistakes it goes bankrupt.

People are generally scared of free markets and think they are the reason corporations become so big. This is a misconception, if a corporation becomes big it is because the people voted them into power either because they had a good product or low prices. Corporations are only a problem when Government gives special privileges over their competitors. If a corporation are able to eliminate their competition there is no reason for them to provide a good product. A free market provides competition.

Now it may seem as though I am going off topic, But let me get to my point. Corporations fund political parties to gain advantages in the market place. The reason corporations do this is because Government is so powerful they have too much to auction off. If the Government was small they wouldn't have anything to give to the corporations. The corporations would only have one option, give the public good products and services. Without Government benefits they have to compete in the market place. They have no other option then to stay on top of their competitor because it is a free market. If only the American public understood this.

The people have the power, but they don't understand this. Government only reflects the people. The Government convinces the public that they need their services and regulations. It is all one big scam, so Government and corporations can keep gaining money and power. We need to stop this, and we can if we everyone educates themselves on this topic. Unfortunately, more people vote on American Idol than pay attention to politics and government.

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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Until unions are stopped from spending millions I want the corporations to be able to continue spending also!

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SportsBetter 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

Government is too powerful and has too much to give away to unions and corporations. If we limit Government power, they will be less useful to unions and corporations, and those companies will be forced to be compete without special benefits.

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glmclendon 4 years ago

I want both to be kept in check. I love Ice Cream, but too much I have problems with my weight. Tood much goverment causes problems. Too much Union or Corp. causes problems. Not one sided.

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SportsBetter 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

Glm, I agree, but the government helps the unions and corps become powerful and the corps and unions help government get re elected

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glmclendon 4 years ago

That is why we the people must stand guard againist either side getting too much. We have created a hate feeling in the country; because we have disagreements we don't have to name call and other foolish things.

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