Category Archives: Corruption

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

Dan Clickman, Executive Director Congressional Programs, Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, shares his thoughts, insights and some incredible facts regarding  Super PACs and their influence on the 2012 elections cycle in which, according to Mr. Clickman, $33 million has been reported in expenditures so far.  How much more money is going to be infused into this election?  This is the most unhealthy turn our Democracy could have taken….and it’s only the beginning.  The full effects of this “virus” has not been felt yet.  We need to find the vaccine for this killer disease and NOW.

To quote Mr. Clickman, “Super PACs only serve to enrich broadcasters and worse, relentlessly assault Americans with negativity and the ugly side of politics. Public confidence in government is at record lows and unlimited Super PAC expenditures on campaigns further erode Americans’ belief in the effectiveness of their democracy. We need to restore Americans’ belief that their government can work together to find solutions to overcome the obstacles confronting the nation.”

Read the full article from Huffington Post here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-glickman/the-joke-is-on-us-super-p_b_1236452.html

GOP: Greed, Opulance and Pompous-ity

GOP: Greed, Opulance and Pompous-ity

Mitt Romney is arguably the best example of the 1%.  Mitt Romney is on the verge of clinching the GOP candidacy in the 2012 presidential election.  Who is it that the GOP stands for again?  Tim Dickerson provides all the gory details (Rolling Stone Magazine, November 2011). http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109 Continue Reading

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Koch and Friends aka The Real Enemies List

Gavin Aronsen takes us through what we should all consider to be America’s real enemies list. The billionaire trust-funders David and Charles Koch, also referred to as the Koch Brothers, have an annual meeting that usually takes place under the cloak of secrecy. They invite their BFFs and those who share their very un-American philosophies… Continue Reading