New class war

Get ready in America for the new class war aided and abetted by those Catholics on the Supreme Court, For those not paying attention to politics south of the border, the Citizens United decision destroyed decades of restrictions on corporate spending to influence elections.

Now the deep and corrupt pockets of groups like the US Chamber of Commerce which even accepts offshore money are pouring millions into the confused Tea Party and Republican cofffers.And nobody knows where the money is coming from.

In an incomprehensible, naive decision the court decided 5-3 that  independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption. That speakers may have influence over or access to elected officials does not mean that those officials are corrupt. And the appearance of influence or access will not cause the electorate to lose faith in this democracy.”

Oh no?

Now the battle will be fought not in church basements, street corners and union halls but on TV screens, billboards and ads which can turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse.

Big money corrupts everything. These largely Catholic justices are living in a parallel universe.

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