Letters to the Editor

Money dominates elections

We have witnessed the history-changing selling of America. Big money now dominates our government.

The candidate who raises the most money wins 95 percent of the time. The Koch brothers plan to donate to the Republican nominee for president to protect their vested financial interests and to launch an assault on government regulation.

Our elected officials are now more beholden to big campaign donors than at any time in our nation’s history. It is estimated that congressional representatives spend 50 percent of their time in office raising money for their next election. All of that money comes with huge strings attached, and serving the American people isn’t one of them. We might as well as put our government on eBay.

We are rapidly traveling down the road to replace our democracy with an oligarchy controlled by the wealthiest power brokers.

Don Allen, Miami