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Response to citizen blues (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 05:54 PM

2. corporations are buying democracy out from under us

It's true, it seems that our neo-lib and neo-con approaches and our lack of campaign finance reform is putting us on the highway to hell/road to nowhere/somewhere else we don't want to be.

the only solution i can see happening is a major change in the campaign finance system. That means SCOTUS overruling Citizens United and realizing that unlimited money = implicit corruption, or an amendment to the constitution changing campaign finance. None of those are going to come from Congress, which wants to keep the big money paying their way into office. The Koch Bros and other wealthy financiers are going to dig in their heels too, and try their best to defeat any popular reform effort.

Ultimately, it seems the only solution is going to be a popular reform movement assisted by some deus ex machina (colbert springs to mind), or SCOTUS fixing the problem they created. Ideally, we'd see both, and we'd see them soon.

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