Political Cash No Problem if Disclosed says Rubio
Rick on August 28, 2015
I went to the Marco Rubio meet and greet Aug 26, 2015 in Orford. There were roughly 75 people there in the parking lot of the local used car dealership. Rubio gave his standard stump speech---very practiced and smooth. He answered few questions, but remarkably I got mine in.
"Senator Rubio," I said, "I've heard you address the issue of crony capitalism in the context of government regulation, and I couldn't agree with you more. But I haven't heard you explain how big corporations and wealthy individuals acquire such power in Washington. I'm convinced that much of that power is purchased with political campaign support. So my question for you is: what steps will you take as president to reduce the corruptive influence of big money in politics?"
Rubio reiterated his personal immunity when it comes to undue influence. He suggested that the real answer to the problem lay in smaller government. The one take-away quote was this: "Money in politics is not a problem just so long as we know where it's coming from." Disclosure wins approval.