In the latest Supreme Court ruling, corporate America wins big
Marilyn Barrett @ The Huffington Post - The US Supreme Court ruled today that
corporations can sponsor political ads. Corporate America again wins big to the detriment of the ordinary citizen.
The environment of unemployment and foreclosures crushing the ordinary American has already pitted big business against the average citizen. While banks roll in unprecedented profits, the average person is dealing with unemployment or, if more fortunate, the potential of unemployment. But the mountain of lobbyist money rained on our Congressional representatives dilutes their commitment and ability to protect the average citizen. This will only get worse with corporate political ads.
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