Supreme Court Rules On Campaign Spending

In a monumental ruling, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling on overturning campaign spending limits. This ruling sent Democrats into a frantic frenzy over the constitutionality of the ruling. However, that is exactly what their ruling was based on. The Constitution.

President Obama added:

With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.

In one light, this ruling does seem to silence the small-wallet voice of the people. However, it was the voice of big business that had their First Amendment taken away previous to the overturn. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO both urged the court to strike down the McCain-Feingold provision, as did the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Rifle Association.

On the other side of the aisle, Sen. Charles Schumer (D, NY) said, “This is poisonous to our democracy,” while Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D, MD) said, “This will allow the biggest corporations in the United States to engage in the buying and selling of elections.”

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