I’m no fan of corruption and we should all be repulsed by the idea that someone who gives you money should be allowed to influence policy.
So, what are we to make of the unlimited amounts of cash streaming into the coffers of just about every elected official from companies who have suddenly discovered that money equals free speech, courtesy of the Citizens United ruling (thank you, John Roberts). Then these companies pay lobbyists to write legislation for them. That lobbyist written legislation gets passed to the pre-paid congressmen and senators who then sponsor the bills and then vote on them.
Think of how many corrupt politicians could be cleaned out if Obama’s justice department went after them all. He’d be doing us a favor.
Why stop with New Jersey?