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Published — August 11, 2011

Buzenberg Op-Ed in The Guardian

Who owns the new Super Congress?

Introduction

Center Executive Director Bill Buzenberg opines on The Guardian’s website about the special interests bankrolling the new 12-member Super Congress. With so much money jockeying for position, it’s doubtful the public interest will be well served.

“The legalised system of quasi-bribery known as the American campaign finance system allows millions of dollars to flow from individuals and corporations to support federal candidates. Not a single member of Congress attains a coveted seat without the monetary support of key special interests. Those favours must be repaid – either in helpful legislation, or protection from taxation and other federal interference.”

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