Don’t we all secretly wish that it was easier to figure out what motives are behind bills backed by lawmakers as we all know lawmakers works for the private interest groups and lobbyist that backed their campaigns and fund their election, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see it without investigating it. Well if one group has their way we may see something similar to what NASCAR drivers wear to show their sponsors appreciation and advertisement. The White House’s “We the People” petition website, on Tuesday, created this cause to force congressional lawmakers to prominently display their financial backers and monetary support from various lobbies, according to Huff Post:
Since most politicians’ campaigns are largely funded by wealthy companies and individuals, it would give voters a better sense of who the candidate they are voting for is actually representing if the company’s logo, or individual’s name, was prominently displayed upon the candidate’s clothing at all public appearances and campaign events. Once elected, the candidate would be required to continue to wear those “sponsor’s” [sic] names during all official duties and visits to constituents. The size of a logo or name would vary with the size of a donation. For example, a $1 million dollar contribution would warrant a patch of about 4″ by 8″ on the chest, while a free meal from a lobbyist would be represented by a quarter-sized button. Individual donations under $1000 are exempt.
While the change to the dress code would break the rules as well as not actually be enforceable, even though it should be, the petition offers a glimpse into the site’s wide range of novel and novelty proposals. Because of the many petition ranging from state by state secession from the union to the Death Star construction, the White House now requires 100,000 signatures instead of 25,000. The “make lawmakers dress like NASCAR drivers” has a long way to go, but some legitimate petitions have met the new requirement. Two petitions, prevent controversial cybersecurity bill from becoming law and protesting the suspension of military’s popular tuition assistance program, have surpassed the 100,000 signatures in recent weeks, but has not discouraged jokers from submitting petitions like calling for the national anthem to be changed to R. Kelly’s 2003 hit “Ignition (Remix).”