The End Citizens United Political Action Committee has recently revealed the close links between 20 of the leading conservative politicians in Washington D.C. and special interest groups. One of those who has played a key role in attempting to limit the role played by billionaire political donors in the U.S. election system is End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller who has recently named her own “Big Money 20” who have accepted funding from a range of special interest groups and individual donors to assist in reforming the tax code in their favor.
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The 2017 Tax Reform Bill has been a major source of concern for many who are looking to protect the rights of working class and middle-class families who often rely on tax refunds to improve their own lives. The needs of special interest groups have become the concern of many Republicans including Representative Mike Coffman who has recently found himself at the heart of drive to pass the Tax Reform Bill; Coffman had already been named to the “Big Money 20” list created by End Citizens United as a list of the potential targets who will see their opponents funded by the PAC over the course of the 2018 midterm elections.
There are many different options open to Rep. Mike Coffman for accepting funding but Tiffany Muller has revealed through the End Citizens United group the politician has chosen to accept more than $400,000 from Wall Street investors and almost $3 million from special interest groups trying to develop the Tax Reform Bill for the future. In choosing to accept the money from a number of dark groups who are looking to develop tax breaks for the wealthiest one percent in the nation he has become one of those who are a part of the problem in terms of campaign finances.
End Citizens United was formed in 2015 as a way of fighting against the rising influence of billionaire donors who were seen to have too much of an influence on the democratic process in the U.S. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Citizens United group who argued the restrictions placed on campaign funding were incorrect and should be removed. Since this 2010 decision, the rise of the billionaire political donor has seen these individuals begin to play a large part in the election cycle than ever before; End Citizens United may have only been formed in 2015 but the traditional PAC restricting contributions to just $5,000 maximum has over three million members and raised over $30 million for the cause of repealing Citizens United.
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