"We no longer have elections, we have auctions"
During their campaign, politicians say what their voters want to hear but do what their big donors want to see once in office.
Why getting big money out of Politics is important?
What is "big money" in Politics?
Big money is the campaign funding of politicians by wealthy billionaires, corporations, and PACs (Political Action Committees) to sway them. PACs are organizations that funnel campaign contributions from members and donate those funds to campaigns for or against who/whatever is on an election ballot.
This was allowed back in 2010 by a Supreme Court decision which
special interests and their lobbyists even more power in