In the wake of the Scott Walker win in Wisconsin, there are sure to be critiques from the left about the election overall because it had massive campaign donations from outside the state, made possible from the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision. Let me start by saying that if someone only attacks the “corporate money”, when massive donations by big labor are also made possible by this decision, then they are a hypocrite, plain and simple. However, I would argue that people making these critiques at all are misguided.
In November, during the Occupy Wall Street Movement, I posted this article detailing how to truly get “corporate money” out of the political system. I think it is worth restating that to get the private sector out of the government, take the government out of the private sector. If we get government more involved to try to limit the money in politics, all we will do is force the biggest corporation to hire more lobbyists to create more loopholes for themselves at the expense of small businesses, who cannot afford to do that.