If you think money has too much influence over our politicians now you haven't seen anything yet. The conservative-stacked Supreme Court has eliminated most campaign financing laws that have roots going back over 100 years to the days of Teddy Roosevelt. (And they say that conservatives are not activists.)
In a case just decided (Citizens United v. FCC) the court in a split decision ruled in favor of unlimited corporate electioneering ("Court Lets More Corporate Cash in Politics," Jan. 22). As a result, we will see media overwhelmed by political ads spouting only the positions of big business and the big business-bought candidates. We will no longer be able to at least pretend to have a government of the people, by the people and for the people, but one that is of, by and for big business. The average voter's First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances will be drowned out by corporations.
Do you think there will ever be real health-care reform, banking reform or an energy policy not written by and for the regulated businesses?