What could be better than corporations being counted as living breathing people in our “democracy?”
What could be better than allowing corporations to contribute as much money to politicians as they want, because money is free speech! Corporations are people. People are entitled to free speech!
What could be better than letting these mega churches that have destroyed the Republican… Continue reading
for us all to despise Facebook:
Steve posted to his Facebook timeline that he was pleasantly surprised by the SCOTUS‘s “stunningly sensible” decision ruling that corporations could not patent naturally occurring genes and hoped the SCOTUS would reconsider their disastrous ruling that corporations are people and have the same legal rights as people (specifically: unfettered participation in elections).
One of… Continue reading
@ElizabethWarren is absolutely one of my contemporary heroines! Last week she said,
“Let me make clear, I am not backing down, the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, said, ‘Corporations are people.’ No, Mitt, corporations are not people,” she said to cheers. “People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick, they laugh, they cry, they dance, they live… Continue reading
I hear all of the propaganda about how over taxed corporate America is. I’m frequently reminded, especially during election cycles, that the tax burden is so unbearably high for corporations, they seek ways to move business outside of the USA.
What percentage of your income did you pay in income tax last year? I bet it was a… Continue reading
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I railed against @Verizon last week (link) because of my inexcusably horrid customer service experience. Well, I’m happy to report that the Verizon installer, who I think was an independent contractor, arrived this morning, on time, properly de-installed my two single-stream cards (called S-cards) and installed a new multi-stream card (M-card) in my TiVo. He was pleasant… Continue reading
Follow the money.
I personally think that our nation’s government has never been so broken or dysfunctional in my lifetime. And I completely agree with Larry Lessig on the cause: Congress is beholden to corporate interests above all else because their expensive elections are funded by corporate donations. This is the root cause; therefore, fixing how elections are funded is… Continue reading
Government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations. Today the Supreme Court (5-4) just handed the Republicans (and a lot of Democrats too) a huge bonus: unfettered access to corporate funding, effectively making a broken political system completely unaccountable the to will of the people.
The legacy of George W. Bush lives on to feast on the… Continue reading