Letters
    Next Score View the next score

    Letters

    Trump’s curious bid to bring back earmarks

    During the recently televised meeting on immigration, President Trump made the bizarre suggestion that maybe earmarks should be reinstated as a remedy for the deeply divisive partisanship in Congress. Besides demonstrating his ignorance, he misses the real reason for this divide: campaign financing.

    Current laws give the wealthy and large corporations control over policy decisions. The recent tax cuts are a case in point. They also force legislators to spend more time fund-raising than legislating.

    The time has come to place meaningful limits on campaign spending and donations and on the length of campaigns.

    Don Boyce

    Harvard