We are supposed to be a government ‘of, by and for the people’ and not a government ‘of, by and for the PAC’. The stupidity of PAC legislation was highlighted by Stephen Colbert a few years ago, when he was legally able to form his own PAC on TV in real time, collect a over a million dollars from online donors that legally did not have to be identified, and then donate the funds to a variety of charities. He highlighted the tremendous power that PAC administrators have to collect ‘dark’ money and use it to buy political favor and to sponsor media blast smear campaigns against politicians who don’t fall in line. Legally PAC’s cannot be directed by the politician that they support but there is no enforcement to prevent round-about schemes. For example, trump’s campaign manager started a ‘for trump’ PAC within a company he owned and then transferred ownership of that company to his wife- sounds fishy to me, but apparently legal. Huge PAC funds in coordination with the RNC is the primary tool used for enforcing the lock-step unified regimentation of the Republican lemming parade - and re-enforces the party dominated entrenched positions which makes meaningful legislative compromise impossible. I certainly never voted for Karl Rove as a PAC master nor the Koch Brothers money to drive and shape our political processes. The legislation proposed here is a welcome start and I wholeheartedly endorse it as a first step. Corporate contributions need to be eliminated from all PACs, and not just those that corporation’s sponsor. Further, since ‘dark’ money and back room deals are still possible, we need to get rid of all PACs, PERIOD; and require public reporting of all cumulative campaign donations over some threshold from any single source or highly affiliated sources- so we can see who exactly who and what our politicians may be beholding to.