Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the corrosive impact of money in politics and how we might solve the problem. When host Mike Sacks asked Grayson what would shift the balance away from big money donors, Grayson had a quick response: "the answer is citizenship, active citizenship, more people involved in the political process."
Rep. Grayson used the presidential campaign as an example: "President Obama was able to attract millions of people to support his campaign financially and many others to work as volunteers. And all those little fish every once in a while sometimes end up eating the big fish," he said.
However, the small fish have not necessarily strayed far from the pond, as campaign disclosure laws means that any donations under $200 don't need to be made public, even to other Democratic candidates. Rep. Grayson demanded that Obama share his list to help fellow Democrats wean themselves off big donors
The Obama campaign "owes it to us and to the country to get away from the dirty money paradigm and make progress towards a mass fundraising base of the Democratic Party," he said.