Thursday, February 11, 2010

upreme Court Jujitsu

American elections should not be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests. 
If the Supreme Court is going to call corporations “people,” and their money “speech” that can be spent without limit, then we can -- at the very least -- insist that the people who make up those corporations -- the shareholders -- get the final say on how their money is spent on politics.
Urge your representatives to stanch the flow of corporate money into politics. Require that corporations get the approval of their shareholders before they can spend money on elections.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.