June 6, 2012

Buying Elections!

The political war in Wisconsin points to a bigger problem. The republicans outspent the Democrats three to one.

The Governor bought the election legally. This is not a new trend. To some extent it is how the democrats gained power with the unions pooling their members money and resources. The labor law worked in their favor.

Today, it is the wealthy buying elections as a result of the Citizens United case at the Supreme Court. In both scenarios, buying of elections corrupts our system and needs to be stopped. It will not be stopped by our politicians because they are the ones benefiting.

It is not a coincidence that the increase in the cost of elections has occurred as free markets have been weakened by oligopolies controlling more and more industries.

We are now seeing the results of the so-called Super PACS. We had one billionaire financing a major portion of Gingrich's campaign. Romney's campaign is being financed by huge contributions from Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms. The news media is reporting that Obama will be spending a billion dollars on his reelection campaign. One man one vote is being replaced by one dollar one vote.

This must change and here is how.

1. Prohibit Corporations and Unions From Financing Political Campaigns by Amending The Constitution
2. Enforce Anti-Trust Laws against Oligopolies & Monopolies!
3. Bring Our Deficit Under Control and amend tax code!

Here is how it can happen using the momentum of OWS. http://bit.ly/FF1204oa2

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