“In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect and defeat candidates.” Democracy Now
“Republican Party leaders and their allies at the Chamber of Commerce cheered the decision, which overturned years of precedent, and was delivered by Republican judges a year after the Democrats captured Washington and set out to pass new regulations on Wall St., corporate polluters, big oil, and the health insurance industry. Conveniently, the GOP will have corporate allies with cash galore to spend in the fall elections.” U.S. News & World Report
What does all of this mean for us? We are screwed! Absolutely, without a doubt, screwed. Do you want lower gas prices? Not going to happen. Do you want alternative fuels to be a top priority? Not going to happen. Do you want affordable health insurance, health care and prescriptions? It might happen, but it will be taken away after the next election.
What are we going to do about it? Make your voice heard during election season. Make your vote count. Research who is contributing to your candidate’s campaign. Research who is paying for each candidate’s advertisements. If you want to know what your candidate’s voting policy will be after elected, find out who is getting him or her elected.
Don’t let the big companies win. Don’t let their money buy them our country. The United States of America belongs to the citizens of the United States, not the corporations on America. Every person in our country is important. Every vote is important. Make it count. Make yourself heard. Don’t let this be a victory for big business.