The lobbyists are doing the happy dance now that the wicked schemes they once hid behind smoke and mirrors are made public and quite legal. The Supreme Court somehow slipped in a very important new ruling while we were helping Haiti, being pissed about the loss of the Democratic seat in Massachusetts, and the jobs dwindling by the day with healthcare reform still as the government’s priority. The ruling states that the government cannot ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections.
The Supreme Court made a ruling last week that will certainly bring change, but nothing of the change that Obama was talking about. The country’s Congress and White House will become a wasteland of branding and perpetual excess due to open lobbying. Their decision to open up the voice of big business on the election landscape will sink this country into a bigger mess than Bush could’ve ever dreamed up for us.
According to the New York Times, President Obama said it’s “a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.” The ruling was supposedly only to open up the First Amendment rights to go about allowing candidates to campaign however they want without a CAP ON SPENDING. Which means the sky is the limit when corporations decide to set their sights on a candidate that won’t play ball. They can spend millions taking them down.
Now we have to wait and see who Wal-mart, J.P. Morgan, Viacom, or Procter & Gamble will choose for our next candidate. Once they get through with the elections, we will be sure to vote who they want into office. Branding is a magical and powerful thing. Read here while we figure out what store we’ll be using to cast our next ballot for President.