The facts are clear — small businesses are overwhelmingly against unlimited campaign spending in elections. Why? Because campaign spending limits makes good business sense.

Read more in this US News story written by David Brodwin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council, and a partner of Free Speech for People.

It begins:

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the latest case on campaign finance limits: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. This case is an attempt to undo one of the few remaining restraints on campaign contributions left after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010. The McCutcheon case calls for overturning a rule by the Federal Election Commission that puts a cap on the total donations a person can make to all candidates running for federal office in a given election cycle.

You’d think that most business owners would join the call for eliminating spending limits, but it turns out they don’t. In a scientific poll of several hundred business owners, American Sustainable Business Council found that 66 percent of small business owners opposed unrestricted campaign spending:

Why would business owners oppose – by a huge margin – a bill that makes it easier for business owners to buy favor with candidates? The answer has to do with what kind of businesses are doing the buying – and what that does to the economy as a whole. There are two ways to succeed in business. One is to make a truly superior product or service, one that beats the competition, one that customers are willing to buy at a premium a price. That’s called innovation and entrepreneurship.

Read the entire story from US News here.


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