Today voters will cast ballots in the first election since the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other interest groups have a First Amendment right to spend freely in political campaigns (Citizens United). Following the January ruling, campaign expenditures in the mid-term elections have hit record highs, with total campaign spending projected to hit $4 billion, making the 2010 election the most expensive non-presidential contest in US history.
We already have a Corporate Government with Corporations putting their executives in high positions of power within our Government in every agency designed to regulate: the EPA, the FDA, FCC, etc. With Corporations financing and owning our legislators, there is no regard for public interest. Even minor consumer protection measures have been stalled.
“When Government is controlled by private economic power, that’s fascism.” Frank Delano Roosevelt, 1938
“Now, more than ever, we have a Corporate Government in Washington DC, corporate occupied territory, that is destructive of any semblance of democratic process. “ Ralph Nader
In this video, Ralph Nader explains the current situation of the American people, and proposes some measures we can take to change directions and take our Government back. I hope you’ll watch!