Soft Money

  • (noun): Political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee).

Some articles on money, soft money, soft:

House And Senate Career Of John Mc Cain, Until 2000 - U.S. Senator - A Maverick Senator
... scandal, McCain made attacking what he saw as the corrupting influence of big money on American politics his signature issue ... bill would attempt to put limits on "soft money", funds that corporations, unions, and other organizations could donate to political parties, which would then be funneled to political candidates in ... those contributions to $1,000 and thus was not part of the big-money nature of the campaign finance problem ...
Federal Election Campaign Act
... again in 1979 to allow parties to spend unlimited amounts of hard money on activities like increasing voter turnout and registration ... that political parties could spend unregulated or "soft" money for non-federal administrative and party building activities ... Later, this money was used for candidate related issue ads, which led to a substantial increase in soft money contributions and expenditures in elections ...
Dana Rohrabacher - U.S. House of Representatives - Tenure
... for all the money it had spent since the invasion, when it becomes a wealthy country ... (Sep 2004) Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions ... (Feb 2002) Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties ...
History Of The United States Congress - The Contemporary Era (1970s–today) - The Growth of Lobbying
... encouraged the rapid growth of PACs as well as so-called soft money contributions ... Soft money could be used to fund causes not tied to specific candidates, but which could be used to fund political parties, staff, office expenses, television ... campaign donations for broadcast TV and radio ads, but didn't limit soft money contributions from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals ...

Famous quotes containing the words money and/or soft:

    In past years, the amount of money that has had to be been spent on armaments, great and small, instead of on productive industry and agriculture and the arts, has been a disgrace to all of us in every part of the world.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    half-way up the hill, I see the Past
    Lying beneath me with its sounds and sights,—
    A city in the twilight dim and vast,
    With smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights,—
    And hear above me on the autumnal blast
    The cataract of Death far thundering from the heights.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)