Since the Citizens United decision in 2010, campaign spending has exploded and made room for corporations and millionaires to have more influence in elections.
“The power to speak freely is a hollow freedom for the millions of Americans whose voice is drowned out by the booming echo of big money posing as free speech.”
Dennis Van Roekel: “No kindergarten teacher, school nurse, librarian, food service worker or school bus driver can compete with the deep pockets of billionaires.”
“We need a government of, by and for the people – not bought and paid for by big money donors and special interests.” — Congressman John Sarbanes
Super PACs have been roundly criticized for their lack of disclosure and their ability to accept unlimited donations from corporations.