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The Party of Organized Money

Robert Koehler @ Common Dreams - Thud goes hope. Whatever the causes of "voter dissatisfaction" and voter despair that gave the party of destruction so much power back, I sit in dread the next morning not so much of the results as of the phenomenon of openly purchased elections.

"The midterms have shattered spending records for a non-presidential contest, providing a likely blueprint for the frenzy to come when the White House is up for grabs in two years."

So the Washington Post informed us on Tuesday. The exaggerated influence of corporate money in politics and government has always been a problem, but last January the Supreme Court threw open the floodgates, overturning all restrictions on corporate spending to influence election results. Read more.

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