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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘money’

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

More ugly campaigns thanks to Supreme Court

  To the Editor Here they come again, those dark, ugly, negative, dishonest and disgusting political campaign ads that everyone professes to hate. Two recent Supreme Court decisions may make them worse. According to an article in the March 3 issue of Time Magazine, political parties are passé.   Campaigns from now on will be decided principally by billionaires, dueling Super PACs, and paid mercenaries and spies. Their campaign contributions will go to candidates who support ... Full Story

Democracy, sold down the river

Democracy, sold down the river

 America the voiceless: Voters can't compete with big campaign cash American public has ‘virtually no influence’ over politics in face of wealthy interest groups, study finds   April 16, 2014 11:30PM ET by Wilson Dizard @willdizard It’s not just your imagination: The influence of money in politics has indeed drowned out the voices of American voters, a new analysis shows, with runaway corporate lobbying and a lack of campaign finance reform to blame for giving ... Full Story

Al Jazeera on Snowden, WikiLeaks and Greenwald

    Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks are winning  Americans are becoming more concerned that government 'anti-terror' programmes are actually restricting civil liberties. Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 11:33 By Mark Weisbrot: Opinion NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden and Sarah Harrison (L), a legal researcher for WikiLeaks, leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport after Snowden spent nearly six weeks in hiding there "It is a slap in the face of all Americans," said ... Full Story

Bribery keep domestic spying in place

Bribery keep domestic spying in place

  Domestic Spy Program Remaining In Place Thanks to Legal Bribes By Justin Acuff The recent failure of Congress to reign in the domestic surveillance capabilities of the NSA wasn’t split along party lines; instead, the 217-205 vote was split along which congresspeople get paid more by the defense industry. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that those getting more money from the defense industry voted against cutting that power back. Our government is deeply ... Full Story

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

93% of Senators Who Rejected Gun Control Paid by NRA

  By Kevin Mathews When 90% of Americans want increased gun control policies and their elected officials reject even minimal reform, it begs the question, who exactly are our Congress members representing? Well, as usual, the money tells a significant part of the story: 42 out of the 45 Senators who voted no on the recent bill have received significant donations from the gun lobby. “Politicians are bought!” “Politics are corrupt!” “Corporate interests over the ... Full Story

Big Money, Big Game

Big Money, Big Game

Did you know that the $260 billion spent on Super Bowl TV advertising is twice what the federal government spends yearly on education? Or that 5.1 million people purchased new televisions just for the big game? This year’s Super Bowl economic impact is already being felt and will reverberate long after the clock reaches zero. Check out a few fun facts: $3.8M: Average cost for a TV ad vs. $40,000 for the first Super Bowl in 1967 See how much the most famous ads of all-time ... Full Story

Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain

            Tom Toles of the Washington Post weighs in with this editorial Cartoon. Click the image to see more of Toles.  

Moyers, no speech for the poor

Moyers, no speech for the poor

          Bill Moyers Essay: The Cowardly Lions of ‘Free Speech’ July 6, 2012 Bill opens this week’s show by explaining how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech. In reality, Bill says, it’s about carpet bombing elections “with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy.” See It Here

Romney, Bain, Romney never left

Romney, Bain, Romney never left

    Caught In A Lie: Romney Invested In Medical Waste Firm That Disposed Of Aborted Fetuses By Henry Decker Mitt Romney’s Bain problem just got a lot worse. According to a new report by Mother Jones’ David Corn, Bain Capital made a $75 million investment in Stericycle — a medical waste disposal firm that has been attacked by right wing groups for disposing of aborted fetuses — while Romney was still actively involved in the company in 1999. This news is sure to ... Full Story

Buying the presidency

Buying the presidency

Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney They're trying to buy a presidency - and they expect a big payoff on their investment By  Tim Dickinson Presidential politics has always been a rich man's game. But now, thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United that upended decades of limits on campaign donations, financing a presidential race is the exclusive domain of the kind of megadonor whose portfolios make Mitt Romney look middle-class. "I have lots of ... Full Story

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