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US Politics & Gov't

Overturn Citizens United!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: big business, greed, 1%, one percent, plutocracy, oligarchy, injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 404 days ago - secure.democraticgovernors.org
Citizens United has been a disaster for our democracy, opening the floodgates on a torrent of unlimited, anonymous money and allowing special interests and billionaires to buy our elections.
This Is What Plutocracy Looks Like
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: oligarchy, Trump regime, economic injustice, working class, jobs, income )

Freya
- 645 days ago - counterpunch.org
Mr. Trump is the quintessential plutocrat - a self-interested man of inherited means and limited life experience who stumbled upward through political economy engineered to benefit his class.
Donald Trump's New Secret Weapon: How the Man Who Ran the "Torturer's Lobby" Is Securing the Billionaire's Nomination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, Presidential candidates, 1%, one percent, oligarchy, plutarchy )

Freya
- 1088 days ago - alternet.org
Paul Manafort has represented oligarchs and tyrants. So it makes sense that now he's representing Donald Trump.
The GOP Debate Is What Oligarchy Looks Like
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Super Pacs, Koch brothers, oligarchy, elections, candidates, ethics, government, republicans, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1355 days ago - commondreams.org
In the run-up to the first Republican presidential debate, a flurry of news stories about the candidates offered glimpses of oligarchy in action. Consider: Jeb Bush's largest Super PAC has already raised $103 million, most of it collected before he...
Democracy Vs Oligarchy - Writing and Video By Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democracy, Republic, Oligarchy, Bernie Sanders, 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens Unite, Billionaires, ordinary Americans, USA, political power )

Sheryl
- 1826 days ago - sanders.senate.gov
The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.
Backpeddling, Buttkissing, and Groveling to BP: Congressman Barton (R-Texas) Apologizes to BP for Obama 'Shakedown'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, oil industry, oilman, tainted politicians, defying the President, asskissing, oligarchy, divisiveness, undermining the President, cronyism )

IE
- 3232 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A staunch conservative who has a long record of backing oil industry interests, Barton apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the "shakedown" the Obama White House pulled on the company.
   

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