Friday, November 12, 2004

527s Front for Rich Folks' Political Whims

As Ken Herman of Cox News Service reports, this week presidential adviser Karl Rove charged that wealthy Democrat donors who gave millions to 527 organizations during the recent campaign were trying to derail democracy.

According to a Washington Post study, 80% of the donations to Democrat-leaning 527s came in donations of $250,000 or more, and 90% of the donations to Republican-leaning 527s came in donations of $250,000 or more.

So, Rove is half-right. Super-rich Democrats and Republicans are trying to derail our democracy.

Not that it takes $250,000 to distort democracy. By doubling the contribution limits to candidates to $2,000 an election and increasing the limit on aggregate contributions by a person to $95,000 every two years, Congress is doing its part to derail our democracy too.

For more info on 527s, check out the Deep Six the 527s section on our website. If you want to send a message to Washington that you're sick of the super-rich trying to buy our elections, you can sign the petition to Deep Six the 527s.

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