Monday, April 14, 2014

The One Percent and SCOTUS

I’m depressed and mad as hell over the recent decision by the Supreme Court. I didn’t think they could deliver a bigger blow than the Citizen United decision, but they sure did. POW – right in the kisser!
by Charlie Leck
As Evan Mackinder, of the Sunlight Foundation, said [recently]…
“Don’t look now, but the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just delivered another major blow to our campaign finance system. The court’s ruling this morning in McCutcheon v. FEC strikes down strict limits on the amount of campaign cash wealthy donors can contribute to federal campaigns each election. Their ruling effectively ties a big bow around Congress and delivers it to the one percent.”
 This is really desperately unfair. Think about it. It allows the minority greater strength in elections than the majority. Everything in America right now seems to be moving toward the construction of plutocracy.  Somehow we need to get this message to the ordinary American citizen and mobilize him to make things equal again. It will require an enormous effort.
I'm in!


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