Campaign Finance Bill September 21, 2010
Read the text of the bill via open congress (see info below). Read more about this topic in article written by the Associated Press. It would appear from Obama's words that this bill is a no brainier and that the republican's are clearly evil for opposing it. Why did the supreme court rule against this in the first place? What is actually in the bill? At first glance it looks like there are some good things mixed in with some bad things. For example this bill would prohibit foreign companies from spending money on "electioneering communications". Generally that sounds like a good idea however, in the end the government would gain more control over freedom of speech on "internet communications". So far this document appears to be thoroughly confusing to the average citizen, much like all the other legislation coming out of Washington these days. Back in 2007 it was Obama who refused to limit his private campaign contributions, as John McCain proposed they both do. Yet, now, just before the 2010 November 2nd midterm elections Obama realizes how important it is to make sure foreign (private) money doesn't effect the elections. What's really going on here?