Thursday, January 21, 2010

Supreme Court makes politics even more dishonest

In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Count overturned a long-standing limit on how much money a company could contribute for public election campaign advertisements. This is a complete affront to the citizens of the United States and their public elections. Corporations should have more restrictions concerning public elections, not less.

Is it clear yet that this 'incorporation' thing has gotten way out of hand?

US Supreme Court overturns campaign spending limit
BBC News (21 January 2010).


The Pinocchio Project:
Watching as the Supreme Court turns a corporation into a real live boy.

Dahlia Lithwick (21 January 2010). Slate.

Explaining the Supreme Court on Campaign Finance
The Associated Press

1 comment:

  1. When I read about this earlier today I couldn't believe it. Especially given the political climate and the outrageousness of Wall Street over the last several years, this seemed like an absolute slap in the face to the "common" people.