Weep For The Wealthy (Limerick)

Weep For The Wealthy (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Though the wealthy will publicly cheer
As campaign regs get knocked on their rear,
Some privately groan:
“No limits?” they moan.
“Buying pols is becoming too dear!”

Note from Mad Kane: Although I concocted that quote, it may be closer to the truth than you think. Here’s The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, who argued on ABC’s This Week “that not every wealthy donor will embrace the outcome of the McCutcheon case, because they may now be obliged to give more:”

“All the donors I know hate this decision, of course,” he said. “This used to be a very good excuse to say to a candidate, ooh, I’m maxing out, I just can’t help your campaign.”

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2 Responses to “Weep For The Wealthy (Limerick)”

  1. John Sardo says:

    Though the wealthy will publicly cheer
    Very few will break out the beer.
    They’ll stow the champagne
    ‘Cause every campaign
    Will for sure want more cash so they fear.

  2. z. alexi says:

    Can U.S. elections finally become ethical by instituting public campaign financing? In Norway, gov’t funding accounted for 74% of political parties’ income in 2010. And unlike in the U.S.~~where candidates can buy as much TV time as they want~~political ads are BANNED from TV & radio.