I’m working on a political science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
write up to 300 words to justify the case for one side of the following
Pro: The power of Political Action Committees (PACs) needs to be curtailed in US
politics. Too many rich interest groups are able to buy access to members of Congress
via their PAC contributions. The result is that big business has far too much influence on
election outcomes and how Congress votes. PACs should either be abolished or have
their maximum contributions greatly reduced.
Con: The influence of Political Action Committees (PACs) is greatly overstated by those
who advocate their abolition or restrictions on their contributions. PAC resources are
nice to have for any interest group, but these financial resources are not determinative
of political influence. PACs help represent many occupational groups. Given how many
groups contribute, no single group can dominate policymaking.