Our aim is to use networking technology to empower members to challenge the power of special interests in politics by using the same tactics insiders have used for years - the bundling of political donations - to challenge their power and free up debate and discussion on the most important political issues facing our country.
Essentially, you can create your own Political Action Committee and cut out the middlemen. M ore of your money can go to work buying politicians, and less gets wasted on K Street operatives. I do like this. As long as our politicians are corrupt, we little people may as well pool our resources to bribe them. Of course there are more dignified ways to say this. How do we say it, then? Through a virtual PAC we ordinary citizens can get our voices heard in the halls of Congress alongside the big donors and corporate fat cats.
Do we get to decide, though, whether our PAC money goes for hookers, whiskey, green fees, country club dues, bogus philanthropy, prayer breakfasts, conferences in the Hebrides, hair transplants, outright bribes, or what? I would not want my money spent on inefficient or ineffective means to influence our elected leaders. What are best practices, Mr. Abramoff? Could we also please get a regular status report of what and whom we purchased and for how much, and with what effect on legislation? Making the whole sleazy process transparent would be a big step towards something - satire probably or a free vacation in Cuba.