Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Supreme Court Welcomes More Money In Politics

April 3, 2014 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Supreme Court Welcomes More Money In Politics
" BOSTON (CBS) – These are the stories that make people hate politics.

Because if you were already disgusted by the influence of money in Washington, get ready for more.

A 5-to-4 ruling by the Supreme Court removes the limit on cash that individuals can give federal candidates, political parties and political action committees.

It does not change the amount that donors can give to a single candidate or party – rather it allows people to contribute the legal limit to as many candidates or groups as they want.

That overall limit used to be more than $123,000. This decision sends that number into the millions if someone actually chose to give money to candidates in every House and Senate race in the country.

The justification may not seem obvious to some people, but supporters say this is a matter of free speech "

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