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Fiscal Cliff Is Hyper-Partisanship Meets Citizens United - YouTube

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Dennis Kucinich says, "The question settling over this Capitol as we face the fiscal cliff: How could this be happening? It's hyper-partisanship meets Citizens United."

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Judy C (97)
Monday December 31, 2012, 10:53 pm
Published on Dec 31, 2012

"The question settling over this Capitol as we face the fiscal cliff: How could this be happening? It's hyper-partisanship meets Citizen's United. America's politics are so saturated with money and so politically polarized that the system cannot function to meet its obligations to keep the government running.
"But make no mistake about it - - Government does work. It is working for Pentagon contractors, for arms manufacturers, for oil companies, and for coal companies. It is working for those who want to hold down wages and suppress the rights of workers. It is working for drug companies whose sweetheart deal on prescription drugs blew a hole in the Medicare budget.
"The apparent dysfunctionality of government masks the reality that the tax resources of government increasingly are going to the highest bidders in a $4 billion national election.
"The debris at the bottom of the 'fiscal cliff' will be wrecked hopes of doctors of Medicare patients, unemployed workers who can't protect their families, middle class taxpayers who just can't pay any more.
"Our nation's pose at the fiscal cliff is proof of the necessity of a constitutional amendment, H. J. Res 100, to rid this nation of the corrupting influence of special interest money with public financing which recreates a true government for the people."

Phil R (29)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:53 am
H. J. Res 100
Official Summary1/18/2012--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Declares that all campaigns for President and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate shall be financed entirely with public funds. Prohibits contributions to any candidate for federal office from any other source, including the candidate. Prohibits any expenditures in support of any candidate for federal office, or in opposition to any such candidate, from any other source, including the candidate.

Phil R (29)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:12 am
While i think finance reform is a commendable goal, i don't believe it will fix things in respect to the power big money wields in government. There are too many other ways to reward politicians for legislation that favors their most affluent constituents, be they the wealthy or big businesses. The secret is to elect the right representatives. If you have a thief working for you, you don't make it harder for him to fire him and replace him with an honest employee. There will be elections in 2014. Let's get out and vote for legislators and representatives that have our best interests in mind....tell your friends and family to do the same. The normal turnout of registered voters for mid-term elections has consistently been under 50%.
We gotta get out there and vote people!!

Phil R (29)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:16 am
While you're checking out the video, get a look at the post by "0407 Anonymous". It appears the Anonymous movement has a very ugly political agenda.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 6:43 am
Thank you Judy for sharing.
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