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21 January 2010

Welcome to the USA, Inc.



Campaign ads are now the propaganda platforms of corporations in America.  Corporations, long held to have the legal status of "persons" in the United States can now freely spend as much money as they want to influence political campaigns.  This will open the floodgates to massive spending by the corporations that will use their money to make sure that corporation friendly candidates are elected to office.  Of course, we can expect that future campaign ads for Conservative presidential candidates will be generously funded by the virtually limitless coffers of corporations with a vested interest in candidates that are friendly to their greedy interests.  No doubt they will be successful as the sheeple will become mesmerized by big budget, Hollywood style, multi- million dollar productions we are sure to see in 2010 and beyond.

The future of the American political landscape just changed dramatically.  If you thought it was impossible to be elected without millions of dollars, the Supreme Court just upped the ante.  Future candidates for President of the United States will need billions instead of millions to run a successful campaign.  We can count on the corporations to put their money behind the candidate that supports deregulation, is anti- union, will vote against increased wages, and who is a climate change denier. 

The good news (if there is any) is that labor unions are also no longer limited in campaign spending.  This ruling is the beginning of the end of campaign finance reform.  If you thought corporations were screwing the people before, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Cross Posted at Flickering Light of Freedom


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