Buying Our Future is dedicated to Super PACs and Front Groups funded by billionaires, big corporations, and Wall Street tycoons that buy elections through the funding of negative advertising. The 2010 Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court has opened the door for big money to rule elections through unlimited donations to Super PACs.
Because these big money interests only align with approximately 0.01% of the population, they must disguise their true causes – lower taxes for the wealthy and big corporations, removal of all regulations on big business, and ending worker rights – behind a smokescreen of targeted wedge issue ads. Through negative ads about: abortion, religion, gay marriage, and gun rights, they can get undecided and low-information voters to vote against their own economic interests. Turnout suppression is their ultimate tool. Any one of these wedge issues can make some of their opponent’s potential voters stay home. And they can get them to stay home where it counts – in swing states and close elections. It’s the real difference, America. Short of a Constitutional amendment banning Super PACs and Front Groups, educating the masses about the money behind the ads is the best way to keep our democracy in the hands of “We The People”, not just the elite billionaires and corporations that have the resources to fund negative Super PAC ads.
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