Government of the People, By the Corp., For the Corp.

Worst news ever.  SCOTUS today overturned a century old restriction on corporations (and probably unions) directly funding political ads for candidates. . .

"In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative bloc said corporations have the same 1st Amendment rights as individuals and, for that reason, the government may not stop corporations from spending freely to influence the outcome of federal elections."

In case this horror needs to be explained, it means that  BILLIONS of dollars will be spent by corporations to plaster every visible/audible space in your life with the face and message of the candidate of your choice. 

The countries leaders will be nothing more than appointees of the wealthiest corporations.

Monies better spent on union members will have to go to combating the corporate shreiking.  Pensions?  Ha.

Corporations are NOT citizens and should NEVER be been given equal footing under law . . . it's already a tragedy that a Corporation can kill hundreds of people with a toxin or ill-designed product, or negligence, and simply be fined -- it's board members immune to prosecution.   I guarantee that if I killed hundreds of people I would not just be writing a check.

Horrid.  A sad day for our Republic (.com)

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