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Unformatted text preview: still be legal through the use of shadow parties. Unions, elites and corporations are able to give unlimited amounts of soft money which in effect trickles down to the political candidate. The new Campaign Finance Legislation will most likely not accomplish its intended goals. Elites will still be able to control public policy decisions through the use of soft money campaign contributions. Tom Delay’s recent scandal has legitimized Razkys’ doubts of actual finance “reform.” Joseph Remcho also argues home this point; “The new law is one step to making the individual candidate less accountable.” “There is no way to keep the money out of politics. You are simply pushing it to private entities.”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course POLS 112 taught by Professor Settle during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '08