While many think that limiting campaign contributions or taxpayer-financed campaigns will reduce the role of special interest – this is simply absurd. Such limits have not gotten special interests out of national politics, but only made it tougher to track. The way to reduce the influence of special interest is to reduce the size of government, pork-barrel spending and corporate welfare, and over-regulation which benefits special interests.
To use a recent quote from Mark Tapscott: You can have Big Government or you can have Open Government. But you can’t have both.