US campaign finance laws resemble legalized bribery. We must reform them | Russ Feingold

There’s an urgent need for reform for disclosure of how much money mighty political lobbyists are giving law makers who are writing relevant tax legislation

When powerful lobbyists work hard over the coming weeks to convince Republican lawmakers to change their tax package to please them, it would probably be of interest to know exactly how much campaign cash these so-called stakeholders and their industries have given or spent in recent years for the members of Congress who are writing tax laws.

But because federal disclosure laws need to be updated, it’s probably too difficult to ever really know the complete answer.

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