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The Supreme Court simply gave more power to the rich. They put together a “political action group ” and spend until they get their way. Like competing Lords they bombard us with their message until the voters choose between one bought and paid for politician or the other.

The court overturned their own precedent to make sure. That should tell us something. The elites win. The key is to kick back and watch these gangsters cut each other’s throat.

High court unleashes political ad spending – Washington Times

“With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special-interest money in our politics,” the president said in a statement. “It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

Richard Briffault, a law professor at Columbia Law School, said it will be difficult for Congress to craft legislation to limit business spending, since most corporate law is written at the state level.

He also said it’s not immediately clear how much will change in campaign finance, but expressed doubt about the dire predictions. He noted that about half of states had banned corporations from making independent political expenditures and half had allowed it.

“I don’t think you could see one was demonstrably more politically free,” he said.

Thursday’s ruling does strike down state laws that banned independent corporate political spending.

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Written by mrcauser

January 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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