What Next? Ban Elections?

Forbes, Steve
May 2006
Forbes Asia;5/8/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 8, p11
The author reflects on the vote of the U.S. House of Representative to restrict issue-advocacy groups called 527 groups. Exclusion of the group from the McCain-Feingold bill which restricts the fundraising efforts of a political party for candidates and prohibit special interest groups from mentioning the names of candidates in advertisements prior to the election in the U.S. The Democrats has failed in their attempt to remove money from politics.


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