You Don’t Need to Know

Thanks to a combination of the Supreme Court’s overreach in the Citizen’s United case, which opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash, and the GOP’s successful blockage of the DISCLOSE Act, this election features an unprecedented tide of secret money attempting to sway voters. This unholy combination is  blow to the democratic process, allowing wealthy individuals and corporations with their own agendas to influence the political process, with no transparency or accountability. We’ve already seen how the Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch have surreptitiously funded the Tea Party, and how the same Koch family is attempting to derail environmental regulation in California. We only know because enterprising journalists have doggedly followed the money trail, not because those running for election have willingly revealed their sponsors. How many more ad campaigns are secretly underwritten by folks with narrow business or personal economic interests in the outcome? We don’t know, and we won’t if Republicans are successful tomorrow in blocking the next vote to require politicians to disclose the sources of their funding.

3 thoughts on “You Don’t Need to Know”

  1. Hum.. I wonder if you pinch a corporation building if it feels it. Do you suppose a coorporation screams if nobody can hear it?
    Maybe this is a Darwinistic kind of evolution where a “person’s” skin looks and feels like concrete. I wonder what they ate to get that way. Later

  2. The Supreme Court’s decision and the Republican Block of Any reform has led to the current flood of commercials that we are Constantly seeing now. I counted 15 commercials for Republicans and 1 for Democrats in One hour yesterday.

    ALL of the commercials that I keep seeing are FULL of LIES about what the Other person would do if elected and Outrageous claims about what their policies would do for the economy. I guess that the Republicans think that if they tell the people Lies often enough about what their tax cuts for the wealthy and elimination of Healthcare Reforms would do to magically fix the economy that the people would actually start to believe it. It seems to be working. :(

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