Donations Are Bribes

*Letter to the Editor

By Joyce Blaskovich

It's time we stopped euphemizing the millions of dollars that are given to influence lawmakers. Whether it's in the form of gifts, donations to campaigns or jobs when leaving office, all of these are bribes to get legislation passed. It's time we closed this loophole by taking away the power of special interests to buy the special legislation that serves the corporations. It's time we stopped trying to fix the campaign funding rules and made campaigns only publicly financed so all politicians spend the same amount. Then maybe the message of what they stand for will be more important than the number of times they say nothing in ads.

Joyce Blaskovich
Aptos, Calif.


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