Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a way to run a country...

Washington D.C. is awash in money. Our elected representatives are compromised from the time they take office, or before, by the need to raise millions of dollars for re-election. The money is out there to be had from lobbyists, PAC's, Super PAC's. Unfortunately this money is coming from one primary source, Corporations and Banks. A member of congress has the choice of either taking their money and following their guidance on legislation, or having all that money go to their opponent. This doesn't sound too bad until you take into account the fact that Super PAC's are allowed to take in unlimited amounts of money from corporations that can spend unlimited amounts of money, to influence government. Thanks to the US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission corporations are considered people and spending money is protected speech.  In effect this says that if you have more money you have more right to speak... or, "Some animals are more equal than others." (George Orwell, Animal Farm)

Here is a brief video describing the situation:

What is needed is a massive, grass roots movement, to give the powers that be no choice but to change this situation.  This government is supposed to be of, by, and for THE PEOPLE.  Not the corporations.  You can help get this movement rolling by getting involved at The Coffee Party USA.   This is a non-partisan, grass roots organization that is not funded by billionaires(unlike the Tea Party).  Take a look around their web site, read what they are working for.  It's time to Wake Up America!