He shut the government down in a childish fit for 35 days and got absolutely nothing out of it. I guess he doesn’t make great deals after all. #Winning
The impetus to reach a solution increased among lawmakers of both parties, with the mushrooming effects of the shutdown becoming more apparent.
To the people who actually believe “the Democrats need to take corporate money and cater to mega donors to compete with Republicans” think about this –
There are currently over 44,000,000 (44 million) registered Democrats in America. Let’s say that half of them paid dues of just $5 a month. That would equal:
$110 million per month or $1.32 billion per year
That’s just with half of the registered Democrats paying a measly $5 per month. I’m sure more than half would pay dues, and I’m sure some would contribute more, say $10 or $20 per month. Through this arrangement it is totally feasible that they could raise $2 billion per year.
This $2 billion per year could easily fund every electoral campaign and party function that is currently done under the corrupt donor system we have now.
This would allow the Party to represent their base, and not corporate interests, because they’d no longer need their money to operate. This is how a true people’s party would fund itself. No need for donors, no need for PACS, no need to cater to the wealthy to fund campaigns.
Oh yeah, and the best part? They’d actually be able to pass legislation that helped the majority of the country, assuring growth of party, more dues paying members, and a lock on winning.