The New York Times editorialized yesterday on the ongoing Office of Congressional Ethics investigation into the fundraising activities of three members of Congress and calls for the Fair Elections Now Act as an alternative to the current big money-driven system.
"...lawmakers of both houses must go out of the Capitol to nearby political party offices where colorless cubicles are maintained for them to “dial for dollars” — beg for more money — from donor lists. Privately, members (of Congress) admit loathing such politicking, but they follow this proven, cash-rich way to protect incumbency. Many from both parties have taken care to sign on to a worthy alternative proposal, the Fair Elections Now Act, which would allow qualified candidates public subsidies to compete free from lobbyist-designed bundles from influential donors."
For the full editorial, click here.