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Advantage Incumbents: Clinton's Campaign Finance Proposal

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Publication Date: June 1993

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): David M. Mason; Steven Schwalm

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: Government reform

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


President Clinton’s campaign finance reform proposal, now being debated in Congress, holds more threat than promise for American democracy. The bill would aid incumbent campaigners to the detriment of challengers, increase bureaucratic control of politics, and tax Americans to subsidize politicians. It would, in fact, worsen the problems that real campaign reform should solve.