I have posted here many times of people not just here on OPP but from all over, for people to put their party aside and find some common ground we can agree on.
As I was watching TV the other day a campaign commercial came on, and what caught my ear was that it was that at the end it stated it was funded by the Emergency Committee of Israel
Israel? I said to myself, so I decided to look into it, and some information that I found is below.
One of my larger concerns for our country has been outside influences of people of foreign countries effecting our governing process in our elections. Since Citizens United, we have lost all control from preventing this from happening.
One common way we all know of is of course within our legal and greased lobbying system, another way is by not only funding the campaigns but through also hand picking the representatives that best suits their self-interests. Winning elections with their selected people in place continues to promote their agenda and recycles our already compromised and corrupt governing process even further. It doesnt make a difference which side is doing it, and Im sure they all are.
My question is, what can be done about it?
The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) is a neoconservative pressure group launched in July 2010 to promote militarist, "pro-Israel" U.S. policies. A frequent ECI tactic is to publish advertisements that attack politicians who question one-sided U.S - See more at: http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/emergency_committee_for_israel#sthash.A4HH9N9w.dpuf
ECI has also operated a political action committee (ECIPAC) to lobby on behalf of its preferred policies. An early financial backer of ECIPAC was Daniel Loeb, and has leveraged his fortune to benefit various political causes. Although he is a registered Democrat, he helped to raise millions of dollars for the 2012 presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He is also a key financial supporter of the Emergency Committee for Israel, a controversial neoconservative pressure group that has attacked the Obama administration's Mideast policies and led advocacy efforts aimed at pushing the United States to bomb Iran.
Loeb was apparently motivated to support Romney in the 2012 campaign because of his anger at the Obama administration's efforts to regulate the financial industry. These efforts led Loeb to complain that Obama was interested in "redistribution rather than growth." . According to FEC filings, in 2010, Loeb was the ECIPAC's largest donor, giving $100,000.
See more at: http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/loeb_daniel#sthash.IN9dUK8N.dpuf