What do you do when people like the Koch brothers spend their money to buy politicians and try to subvert democracy.
Is there any serious allegations of the Koch’s “buying politicians”? To me, that means bribery.
My view on this (and it tends to be an unpopular one, it seems) is that the number of people in the country with enough money to actually sway the votes of a politician is pretty small, and pretty well distributed equally between the parties.
And, that the total money donated by that small number of people is pretty tiny, if viewed as a percentage of total political donations. So, the only advantage they have is that they can concentrate their own donations…..which individuals can also do if they donate to interest groups.
I haven’t done the math on this, but it would be interesting to see how much money the Koch’s donate and compare that to donation aggregation groups like Emily’s List, environmental groups, and unionists.