SCOTUS: Democracy for Sale to the Highest Bidder

Yes, the great nation … the USA is for sale to the highest bidder …. and SCOTUS let it go again!!! SMH ….

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Floodgates with Dollar Signs small In 2010, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections. This decision in Citizens United v. FEC opened the door to unlimited corporate contributions to their candidates of choice. It also produced a multitude of Super PACs and sparked a boom in political activity by tax-exempt “dark money” organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors.

Since that ruling, campaign spending by Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, the Koch brothers and a handful of other billionaire families has fundamentally undermined American democracy. A record $7 billion was spent in the 2012 election cycle, including at least $400 million by the Koch brothers alone.

Now in 2014, the Supreme Court, in another 5-4 vote, has made it even easier for extremely rich donors like the Koch brothers and Adelson to buy our democracy. The Supreme Court …

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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