Wednesday, April 23, 2014

McCutcheon v. FEC: Summarily Kills Democracy

Before and After McCutcheon

BTW: This post is my opinion as usual and I also usually try my best to back these posts with facts as much as possible, and honestly, I do not consider the title of this post hyperbole, either.

The McCutcheon ruling does in fact (and will) effectively kill our system of electing our members of congress. We used to call the system “representative democracy.” However, the only representative part I see now after that ruling is that big money will dominate more than they did in 2012, and that was pretty bad. 

Now it will be full steam ahead: basically no limits on giving cash for favors. 

“We the People” are more and more left far behind (as usual).  Left behind to clean up the mess after the hoopla campaigns are over, and to live with consequences of all that money getting the kind of access they want for their issues and their pet projects. Things that are not necessarily best for the country as a whole. Of course, the rich will disagree as usual. But, that's the way it is. 

Here is a good segment that reminds us of where we are today and likely to be tomorrow:

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