Obama's Plans Won't Work Unless He Can Fix The Campaign Money Problem, Says John Sarbanes

• Jan 20, 2015

The Huffington Post By: Michael McAuliff

President Barack Obama may have a strong message for the middle class and voters in his State of the Union address, but it won't matter unless he and Congress first do something about the cash-flooded election system, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) argued Tuesday.

"There’s a declining number of people who even watch the State of the Union every year. You just had an election where you had the lowest turnout since 1942 in a national election," Sarbanes told HuffPost shortly before the president's annual speech.

"I think people are deeply disaffected with politics," he said. "They really think that Washington is an insiders’ game and that money and special interests really call the shots."

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