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Super PACs allow unlimited funds to be funneled to political candidates, and for elections to be bought for specific candidates. If contributors wish to use their "political speech" in the form of money, then they should not be afraid to give their money openly. Money legally given to Super PACs from anonymous donors (who tend to be anonymous only to the public but not the officials profiting from the contributions) bring more corruption into politics.
According to opensecrets.org, "Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, Super PACs may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates." I believe Super PACs by definition are clearly harmful to U.S. Policies and they strong arm the government off of its intended purposes, which is to serve and represent the people.
Super Pacs allow the politicians mask who is donating for their campaign. This is problematic since we cannot prove that a certain company paid for a politician to win, and now has their support. Super Pacs only exist behind the guise of the 1st amendment. Direct campaign donations are public knowledge for a reason. The law was written to avoid corruption. Super Pacs subvert the law.
Super PACs are extremely harmful for US policies on both sides of the political spectrum. It is making it so that only approximately 200 people are donating 90% of all money associated with politics. This obviously has some bad connotations for the government not being by the people, but by the rich people.
This is going to improve democracy and get people to be more politically active. It is a sign of freedom of speech to do whatever you'd like with your own money. If you don't want to donate and save your own money then that is your choice not the governments, or the candidate you give the money to. All that is being done is to help win an election, nothing more nothing less.
No, I do not think that political action committees are ruining the US government. All that they do is pick a candidate to back, and go out and get a lot of money for that candidate, to run ads and help he or she win the election they are running for.