It takes a crapload of money to run for office. We know this.
So those people getting elected necessarily owe favors to their major campaign contributors. Honest, ethical statesmen owe their contributors nothing more than integrity and a job well done. But in what world do we get those statesmen, other than in The West Wing?
A lot of people are calling to Get Money Out of politics, most notably Dylan Ratigan.
That’s a major problem in modern politics. Here’s the OTHER problem:
Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing hipped me to this. He sums it up nicely.