How can anybody with any mathematical literacy believe this? Especially the crap about it being bipartisan?
In the 2007-2008 election cycle, there was around $8 billion spent on ALL campaigns (local to federal). About what Americans spend annually on potato chips.
The federal budget now is over $3.5 trillion, with discretionary spending at nearly $1.2 trillion.
With the amount of money under the control of the congress every year being so many orders of magnitude larger than campaign spending, what sane person can actually believe that campaign finance reform is actually going to do anything substantial to "remove money from politics"?
So let's throw away the 1st Amendment, and maybe improve the alleged problem by