Sunday, January 24, 2010

Now Get Back to Work

No, you can't have a pony, or Health-care, or Financial Reform, or Labor Reform, or a Middle Class where the government stands between you and the short-term profit driven corporate aristocracy.. none of it!! Get used to it. What? Level the playing field for average citizens against multi-national corporations? In your dreams, peon.

The ol' greendayman has been out of commission lately and needed a break from the veritable plethora of bad news floating across my monitor. I cannot believe how badly the Dems are handling governing this country. A new outrage almost daily last week finally drew me out of my stupor.

Well... as they say - when the going gets tough the tough get going... or much betterer from Dr. Thompson - "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

Time to step it up a notch.

Watchdog groups warn: ‘Corporate globalization’ of US elections is upon us

From RawStory:

""The Supreme Court may have ruled in Citizens United v.
Federal Election Commission
days ago, but the decision's shockwaves are
still rippling across American democracy."

"Key among them is a concern first raised by Justice John Paul Stevens,
who wrote in his dissent that the court, by removing all prohibitions against
corporate or union money in U.S. elections, "would appear to afford the same
protection to multinational corporations controlled by foreigners as to
individual Americans."

This is a truly frightening development for any American with a 6th grade level grasp of US Government. I Guess "big" John Cornyn must have slept through that class:

Cornyn: Effect of Supreme Court campaign finance ruling ‘overstated’

Again from Rawstory:

"I think [the impact has] been overstated," Cornyn (R-TX) told Fox News' Chris Wallace.

Apparently Cornyn thinks that contributions to campaigns by individual
donors is more of a threat than unchecked money from large corporations.
"Frankly, there has been an explosion of money into federal races for public
office since, well, in the last ten years since campaign finance reform. It
hasn't done anything to stop the flow of money in," he said.

Yeah, damn those DFH's and their individual $25.00 contributions.

Well... dare we consider that there is still a shred of decency in the
world of politics? Will all the pols cave to the promise of unlimited
funding for campaign messaging?

Not this guy:

Grayson: Fight now or ‘kiss your country goodbye’ to Exxon, Wal-Mart

"Responding to the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday to overturn corporate
spending limits in federal elections, progressive firebrand Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) immediately
highlighted a series of moves to "avoid the terrible consequences of the

"If we do nothing then I think you can kiss your country
goodbye," Grayson told Raw Story in an interview just hours after the decision
was announced.

"You won't have any more senators from Kansas or Oregon,
you'll have senators from Cheekies and Exxon. Maybe we'll have to wear corporate
logos like Nascar drivers."

Grayson said the Citizens United v. Federal
Election Commission ruling
-- which removes decades of campaign spending
limits on corporations -- "opens
the floodgates for the purchases and sale
of the law."

Read the rest here, well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. And what a pro you are, sir.

    Thanks for the info.


    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."