All The Government Money Can Buy

  Our political system is beyond broken, it’s been annihilated.   A case in point:  Miriam Adelson, the wife of casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson, has just given $5 million to the “super-pac” supporting Newt Gingrich.  That’s in addition to the $5 million her husband already contributed.  So between the two, Miriam and husband Sheldon are into the Gingrich campaign for $10 million.  Do you think Newt’s gonna take their calls if he wins the presidency?  Think they’ll have more influence than the rest of us poor regular slobs out in middle America?

This is madness. Only campaign finance reform will save us, and that, it appears, will require a constitutional amendment thanks to the thoughtlessness of the right-leaning Supreme Court of the United States.   Or we can just continue on, pretending that we have a representative government.

One thought on “All The Government Money Can Buy”

  1. America hasn’t had a real election since Eisenhower. The truth is, for years now, we haven’t been a democracy but a poorly run advertising campaign.

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