Monday, July 20, 2015

How Much For That Politician in the Window?

    Good Day World!

It’s easy to openly buy our politicians these days because of the corruption in both our government and the Supreme Court.

Illustration by Steve Brodner

The days of funneling money to politicians secretly are gone and forgotten. And why not? In today’s political climate there are no limits to how much money can be donated to buy influence.

In recent years, federal courts have knocked down barriers against the practice. A series of decisions, most notably the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in the Citizens United case, now effectively allows people and companies to spend as much as they like.

Perhaps the last bastion of restraint fell on April 2, 2014.

News item:

“Everyone knows that money talks. But today, the Supreme Court made it official: political donations are speech. Therefore, they ruled, the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment applies to them too. And that means removing the limits.”

So how can you buy a politician? I’m glad you asked. Check this video out:

How to Buy a Politician

Now let’s look at:

Who wants to buy a Politician?

Okay, now that you know how to buy a pol of your very own are you wondering What do people "buy" with the money they give to politicians?

I leave you with an article that’s five years-old, but still rings true today:

Who Owns Congress?

Time for me to walk on down the road…



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