The PSA takes the hurt out of collecting state sector âinvoluntary contributionsâ and passing them on to Labour.
If they arenât referring to machine politics, maybe Mittâs boys are trying to say something else? In a recent call with reporters, Romney adviser Ed Gillespie described Chicago politics as simple cronyism, with contracts and rewards going to Obamaâs largest fundraisers. But Chicago-style politics was never much about big donors either. The machine was funded through involuntary contributions. City workers had to kick back a portion of their salaries to fund the political operation. For an example of a politician notorious for rewarding major campaign contributors, look to Richard Nixon, the first president to put a price on ambassadorships ($250,000), and his relationship with the likes ofÂ Walter Annenberg.