Monday October 8, 2012, 11:47 am
Iíve been paying attention to Politics since Kennedy beat Nixon, and never before have I seen so much money from the 1% filling the airwaves with ads, even here in a solidly blue state. Citizens United, as improperly decided by the Fascist Five, has unleashed a floodgate, and unless we close it, before the powers of Corporate Plutocracy and their party learn to take full advantage, elections will become nothing but auctions.
Monday October 8, 2012, 12:54 pm
Full public financing, like some large cities have begun doing, is far preferable...and then we'd not have people running on their own money with no background or qualifications related to public service.
Monday October 8, 2012, 2:34 pm
I'd like to know how much money the Corporations are allowed to WASTE before the shareholders strip the CEOs, tar & feather them, & run them out of town on a rail?? I'd Really like to know Exactly what these Corporations are buying - surely they have it in writing (preferably in blood), because who would take the Word of a politician??
Just think of how much of the RepubliCON Deficit we Could've paid off if these Corporations would've "donated" this Waste to that instead!!!
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:38 pm
Although there was already a lot of money in politics, Citizens United really let the genie out of the bottle with an explosive "Kaboom poof!"
Considering the number of red states, I rather doubt a constitutional amendment would go anywhere since red states certainly aren't going to ratify it thereby denying the 75% level needed, and the Congress, currently dominated by the Republican/Teabaggers, will not get a 67% majority. And the same goes right now for regulation since the Congress is in Republican/Teabagger hands. But I can see that were SCOTUS more balanced or leaning left, Citizens United could be overturned.
It is definitely time to force the genie back into the bottle and cork it for another thousand years!
Another thing, in thinking about the money being spent by corporations, think how much good that money could accomplish in putting people to work rather than paying political whores! Or how many of America's poorest could be fed with that same money.
It is obscene!!! Corporations might have 'free speech' courtesy of Citizens United, but it is clear that they don't have a social conscience!