Daily Archives: January 23, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens Floodgates for Corporate Campaign Spending

Congratulations America! The U.S. Supreme Court has just made it official: Democracy in America is dead. Corporations are now officially allowed to pour as much money — money that corporations have received by overcharging customers — into political campaigns as they want, meaning that the large bribes to politicians, and, obviously, many others in Washington, will officially kill the election process. Apparently, appointing an imbicile to the presidency in 2000 wasn’t enough….

In easing decades-old limits on corporate spending in federal campaigns, the U.S. Supreme Court has reportedly ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for President and Congress, offering more evidence of the problems America has with corrupted politicians appointing corrupted cronies to high places. For instance, back in 2006 it was revealed that dozens of federal judges gave contributions to President Bush and top Republicans who helped place them on the bench.

In yet another 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that prohibited corporations from using money from their general treasuries to pay for their own campaign ads. 24 states that had similar limits regarding corporate spending in campaigns could also be affected by the ruling.

A prohibition on direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions was left in place after the ruling which accepted the argument that limited spending places unconstitutional restraint on free speech, violating their First Amendment rights.

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