Patriotic Millionaires on Gianforte: This Is What to Expect with Money’s Corruptive Influence on Politics

Friday, May 26

PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES ON GIANFORTE: THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT WITH MONEY’S CORRUPTIVE INFLUENCE ON POLITICS

“There is a fundamental issue of access

 

MONTANA –  Today, on the heels of the announcement that Greg Gianforte has won the special election in Montana for the open seat in the US House of Representatives, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires Morris Pearl is releasing the following statement:

 

“We believe that the fundamental problem is that those with money have so much more access than everyone else, and that is even more true with Gianforte. Most politicians at least pay lip service to paying attention to constituents but he has only met with donors the entire campaign. We are concerned that he will only know the issues and point of view of the wealthy class, and not the many unique problems of the people of Montana” says Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires Morris Pearl, former managing director at BlackRock.

 

The record setting race was more expensive than any Montana race since the 1990s and should be seen as a warning sign for the effects of big money in politics.

 

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About the Patriotic Millionaires

 

The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of 200 high-net-worth Americans who are committed to building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality; guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans; and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay a greater percentage of taxes. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/

 

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