The amount of money spent on politics each election cycle is truly staggering. The sad part is, while ordinary Americans are restricted in what they can contribute, rich corporations find ways to skirt the law, or even stealthily break it. That $11 million donation is proof of a corrupt, broken system where elections go to the biggest spender and politicians, therefore, do what they have to do to get the money rolling in.
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The United States government is not working. The shutdown last year demonstrated that the priorities of our country are not the same as the priorities of our politicians. There are real problems that need to be tackled, but our elected officials are engaged in political theater rather than governance.
In Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are equivalent to people, and thus have the same first amendment rights. Any attempt to abridge those rights (for example, the McCain-Feingold bill, which limited campaign donations) is a violation of the Constitution. This disastrous decision has paved the way for companies that care more about overseas profits than America.
It’s No Secret That President Obama’s “Free Trade” Agenda Is A Threat To The Economic Stability Of America
All we have to do is look to examples like NAFTA and KORUS to witness the devastation that “free trade” agreements have on an economy. They send jobs overseas, increase trade deficits and national debt, encourage off-shoring, and allow a flood of potentially harmful imports into our markets. More alarming is that “free trade” agreements take power away from the people, and give it to giant corporations who make billions off of these agreements.