Until recently, political soft money was the easiest way for wealthy donors, corporations, and organizations to have a large impact on elections, almost buying them in a sense. Now corporations and organizations do not have to be so discreet. A recent Supreme Court ruling allows corporations to make unlimited hard money donations to individual candidates, essentially buying elections. The only check and balance to this unlimited spending is that politicians must make the donations public.
The justices claimed that ruling was necessary because a corporation is the same as a person, but this is a contradiction in itself since there are annual limits to what an individual can donate, yet none for a corporation. This is one of the worst, most corrupt, decision by the Supreme Court ever!