Thursday, August 19, 2010

Voters Can Shed Daylight on Corporate Spending

From The Nation:
"This has been a tough year for those who care about protecting our democracy from the influence of corporate money. In January the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United gave companies the power to spend freely from their corporate treasuries in our elections. Last month Senate Republicans halted Congressional efforts to mitigate the negative impact of the decision by blocking passage of the DISCLOSE Act, which would have required corporations to show how they  spend money in elections. With Election Day less than 90 days away, we cannot afford to stand on the sidelines -- we need to fight back and take on corporations directly."

"Blind optimism and impulsivity often cause me to ignore logic and instead make decisions based on a hopeful projection of what's going to happen next."
- Hyperbole and a Half

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