In 2010, the top 100 donors contributed $73 million for federal elections.
In 2012, they gave $380 million
In 2016, they donated OVER $900 MILLION.
I wonder if this has any impact on what government does? In 6 years, the top 100 donors gave 12X the money as before. This political corruption must be issue #1
The real impact of an unregulated campaign finance is on policy, and the proof is in this year’s tax bill.
Every President has the potential, to make a difference, for the nation, and its citizens. While there are never any guarantees, it’s important to realize and recognize, this impact, might be, for the better, or for the worse. We presently have, as our leader of the free world, an individual, who, i…
Hillary Clinton and her die hard supporters are everything wrong with politics. Trying to get Sanders outed with false accusers is Republican level scum baggery, but then again, that’s nothing new for the Clinton’s.
“For decades the political system has failed working people,” Weingarten said. “Acting on behalf of corporations and the rich and powerful, the political system has been taking away, one after another, the pillars that support working people’s right to good jobs and secure benefits.”
ST. LOUIS – The AFL-CIO convention here passed yesterday a political resolution that calls for a break with “lesser of two evil politics” but came up short when it comes to projecting a clear path to how that will be accomplished.
Anyone who is remotly switched on to Politics in the United States (Which about 50% of the US Population are not, as shown by Voter Turnout) understand the root of Curruption in the United States Political System; “Money”, through Corporate Personhood which is a legal notion that comes of the 14th Amendment which does not differentiate between “Natural Persons” and “Artificial Persons”, which is a concept that goes back to the English 9th Century Common Law, Corporations since the 1880s have increased their power more and power of public policy, but it really went on steroids and human growth hormone during the Richard Nixon Adminstration, when Lewis Powell wrote the “Powell Memo” and was appointed to the Supreme Court, obvioulsy there are other issues, but generally what currupts Politics in the United States in the private financing of Political Campaigns at the Federal, State and Local Level.
There really is no “Progressive Left” in the United States, certainly not at the Federal Level, with the possible exception of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and a few (certainly not all) members of the House Progressive Caucus, the entire US Political Establishment is supportive of extreme far-right policies.
Its widley know what the Problem is in the United States, the question is, is their the public consciousness and will to change it?.
Just electing a President wont do, Barrack Obama did not change a thing, and Donald Trump has proven that he was never an Independent Actor, boths these figures appointed Wall Street Bankers to their Administrations.
So do the American People have what it takes to peacefully overthrow the Corporatocracy (as John Perkins calls the Ruling Class) in the spirts and methods of Martin Luther King?.