Thursday, January 21, 2010

SCOTUS Changes the Game

The Supreme Court has opened the corporate money floodgates for the next election:
In a ruling that radically reshapes campaign-finance law, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the McCain-Feingold measure that bars corporations and unions from pouring money into political ads.
Can you imagine the difficulty of a small reform focused candidate going against the kind of money that corporations will be able to drive into a campaign. While it is still early I am tempted to believe Russ Feingold when he says this will take us back to age of robber barons. Corporate money will be able to silence any voice that runs counter to the interests of big business. We are so screwed.

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