Letters to the Editor

Unions won’t give up clout

Before the Supreme Court decision on Citizen’s United, giving corporations the ability to contribute to political campaigns, Political Action Committees were the big players in elections. The biggest players were the unions.

So now that corporations can contribute to election campaigns, the Republicans have a source for money equal to or greater than the contributions the unions were making. The Democrats don’t like it. But if we are to level the playing field, it’s only fair that we level it for all.

The only fair solution is to declare that only individuals can contribute to campaigns, and there should be a limit to how much each individual is allowed to contribute. The unions won’t like that. And because they won’t, I don’t see anything happening to change the way things have become.

Brad Sewell