Posts Tagged ‘Chamber of Commerce’

“Make ’Em Pay!”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post on 7/18.

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Corporations and the wealthy are trying to buy elections from “the people.

What’s the cost to purchase the Presidency today, or a Senator or two? Or maybe a Representative or Supreme Court Judge?

Hell, what does it cost to buy the whole damn Congress; or at least a majority of it?

The Citizens United ruling, rendered by a suspect Supreme Court, has allowed our democratic elections to be sold to the highest bidder, and with it our democracy — our freedom.

How does this effect our future?

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“Is the Chamber of Commerce a Subversive Organization?”

This new article was posted this morning on The Huffington Post and addresses the problems our democracy now faces after the horrendous ruling of the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce campaigns against democracy and America!

With elections only days away this headline should run everyday in newspapers, magazines, on television and cable and shouted on the radio, accompanied by articles and segments naming the corporations like Dow Chemical, Prudential Insurance, Chevron Texaco, Goldman Sachs, and Aegon, exposing the millions of dollars they’ve given to the Chamber which has been converted to partisan ads, many of them dishonestly negative.

Recent actions of the Chamber of Commerce risk causing irreversible damage to our economy and our precious democracy!

Thanks to the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court eight months ago the Chamber of Commerce is pumping millions of dollars into mid-term campaigns—dollars meant to  influence close races throughout the country—without having to name the donors.

Their actions are negatively affecting the very democracy they claim to embrace and instead of helping small businesses the candidates they’re supporting could destroy them.

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