Contributions Corrupt

From a Slate.com piece.

Political corruption abounds. This paragraph appeared in a Slate Magazine article by Roger McShane.

In a nifty little investigation, the NYT details how political donations are corrupting the Ohio Supreme Court. The Times found that Ohio’s top judges “routinely sat on cases after receiving campaign contributions from the parties involved or from groups that filed supporting briefs. On average, they voted in favor of contributors 70 percent of the time.”

If highly paid judges are corrupted by political contributions, then how do you think small-town politicians react?

Who’s paying for your favorite candidate’s campaign? And why?

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What do you think?