The Supreme Court just made being an ultra-wealthy American a lot more annoying
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I don’t know if the Supreme Court’s decision to allow people to donate to as many candidates as they want will cause trouble for our democracy. But I do know it will cause a lot of trouble for rich people.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the extremely wealthy. Most have pools that are completely finite. Many are so secure in their first marriages that they include their spouse’s name on their museum wing. Also: They don’t call up candidates to offer them money. Candidates call them.
Now that the $48,600 limit on donations to federal candidates per election cycle has been wiped away by McCutcheon v.