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Malcom Swift

Is the campaign finance system an important issue or just another made up problem. Well,it is an important issue and must be dealt with. Many groups have tried to set upproposals to alleviate the increase spending on campaigns. The latest shot was introducedby Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Senator Russell D. Feingold,Democrat of Wisconsin called the McCain-Feingold Bill. This bill was oriented to stopthe influences of money in politics. The bill was focusing on banning soft money which is the unregulated andunlimited donations which are given by private investors and persons to the differentpolitical parties. The intention is a good one, one that would help the common man runfor office not having the millions of dollars needed for running. These campaign financeadvocates have been awaiting a surge of public demand for change for quite some time butwith no avail. A poll was taken on October 8-10 of 976 adults, 60 percent saidoverhauling campaign finance law should be a low priority or not a priority at all, while 39percent rated the issue as either a high priority or the most important issue before congers(Doherty, 2507). This clearly expresses that the public is not outcrying for reform. As the clich goes, money also is the mothers milk of politics, shows the heavyinvolvement of money as a deciding factor in politics. This is a view by many who supportthe McCain-Feingold Bill. McCain said that he introduced this bill because he believesthe system is broken and the influence of money in politics inordinately affectslegislation. This again brings us back to the clich that money is the mothers milk ofpolitics. Treglia 2 This bill is supported primarily by Democrats and one Republican, which is ironicbecause Senator John McCain is a Republican. HE feels that it is his duty to convince hi...

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