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Corporate rule

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

I agree with the statement in the Aug. 26 editorial "Bought by Business" that "Capitol Hill may soon be populated by the best lawmakers businesses can buy."

Will Rogers said it many years ago: "We have the best Congress money can buy."

In the early 19th century, a corporation-friendly Supreme Court gave corporations the same rights as individual citizens. In the 1870s, President Rutherford B. Hayes, a former Union general wounded five times, said, "We no longer have government of the people, by the people and for the people. We have government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations."

It's no wonder that the United States is the only industrialized country that does not protect all its citizens with a system like Medicare for the elderly.

HARRY HYMAN
Mt. Lebanon

 

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