Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mister Senator, sponsored by…

The most recent ruling in the supreme court removes a 63-law limiting the amount of money that a corporation or labor organization can contribute to a political campaign.

The ruling was sharp, a 5-4 decision. I was happy to see Sotomayor vote against this, but that doesn’t change the fact that corporations can now legally (as if they weren’t doing this before) “help” a politician into office.

I highly disagree with this ruling as now a third-party candidate can only hope a corporation decides to help pay for their campaign expenses or be at the mercy of their cash-welding democratic and republican counterparts.

It should be noted that an individual civilian can only contribute a maximum of $2,500.

Yeah, completely fair. Right. *eye roll*

How long will it be until we see politicians dressed in suit with embroidered logos of their backers?

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