Arguments for & Against Super PACs

Since Citizens United (2010) the rise of Super PACs has seen money soar to even higher levels of importance as a key feature in US politics. As the over $94,000,000 million raised by under 500 Super PACs in 2012 illustrated, thanks to the Supreme Court “free speech” is pretty expensive in US politics today! … A characteristic than we can safely assume will continue in 2016.

This link goes to a basic, but useful, argument ‘for’ and ‘against’ format (good for that UNIT 3 Pressure groups topic) that I think covers a range of theoretical perspectives on this increasingly controversial issue (Be warned, of course for level III grades, you will need to add to this sort of definitive argument with relevant examples). Give it a look and see what you think…