Over the course of what we have been speaking about a common theme that occurs is does money play a significant role in politics? When speaking about Anti-Federalist and Federalist they both have different views of how our government should be ran and divided. On one side you have the Anti-Federalist who believe in a small government and have hopes that small business owners and rural workers can have a good portion of say in what the government is deciding. On the other hand you have Federalist who want big business to rule and have the ultimate power and final say in matters.
Politics and money pair together because in order to manage a functional campaign you need money and money fuels a majority of how the world operates. There is actually a quote from Michelle Obama saying “Write a big, fat check…Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.” Which does not surprise me because money has always been a priority. It does not matter which generation you are from political figures have always been of wealth and power.
I am against money being a big part of politics I think that it takes away from equality and does not give everyone the same voice that people would want to be heard. Big businesses should not get an upper hand or have their opinion favored because of the money or power that they hold but by which is right for the entirety as a whole. I do not think that the class or social status of a person should hold them back from getting their point across.
I like to use this presidential election as a prime example as money is power. The current president of the United States President trump is a wealthy individual and there no argument against that. It just so happens that also members of his cabinet are of power and wealth also. Two members of his cabinet have formally ran and operated major companies that dominated their industries. They are apart of a big business type of government in my eyes. Trump was not known for being apart of politics, but for being a business tycoon. He was a business man that knew how to operate and run a successful business. It might be the first time in history where a business oriented person has taken office over a political figure.
This chart above just shows how much that money effects campaigns specifically. More funding for a certain party means more opportunities and more coverage. A lot of donations are not obscene million dollar checks, but of course it turns into a numbers game and the more money the more successful a party can be.
There is a bigger picture for what money does in an election whether its hiring staff members, advertising, or hold a rally in another state. All of that cost money, and with more money there is more that you can do and more to conquer. Even though it would be difficult I think money and politics should be separated and taken in a different direction.