A (nother) Supreme Sell-Out
As we all know, the Citizens United ruling from the Supreme Court was a travesty for democracy. Well, meet Part Two, fresh from the Court's oily little hands...
From Op-Ed News:
Today the five Supreme Court psychopathic scum who vote together for corporations and against people, for big money and against democracy vomited out a decision that could be the one that irreversibly puts the nail in the coffin of American democracy and the middle class.
Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy are florid traitors who have opened up the floodgates for total debasement of the political system. While Citizens United made it easier to funnel money from outside the US, today's McCutcheon decision will enable any wealthy person to funnel money from foreign people, companies, agencies and governments, including Al Qaeda, including BP, including North Korea and Iran and Israel, into any election.
It's simple. Say I'm a billionaire. I open an account in, for example, Germany. The government of Iran wires $5 million to my account, or, they use a few intermediaries to hide the source of the transfer. I make donations totalling $5 million, from a different US account, to four senatorial campaigns, ten house of representatives campaigns, six gubernatorial campaigns and half a dozen judicial campaign.
There is no way to stop such a process. It will happen. It has happened. The only way to stop it is to put limits on how much an individual can give and to not allow corporations to influence elections at all.. More here.
**Also see THIS from Common Dreams.