the # of comments compared to obvious wasteful threads is disturbing.
The TPP is the worst abuse in... well only 2-3 years... but still.
The lack of media coverage on this is.... disturbing.
Last edited by SlevinKelevra; 05-28-15 at 02:37 AM.
So now, we have established an extremely dangerous virtuous circle (or vicious circle, if you so chose), where:
Money = Power
Those with money --> those that legislate receive money --> legislation produced to assist those with money to accrue more money --> those with more money now have even more money --> those that legislate receive even more money --> more legislation produced to assist those with money accrue even more money yet ...
Do this for a while, and the result is a wounded, hobbled, and disappearing middle class, to say nothing of the poor (due to lack of representation & an uneven field of opportunity).
Do this long enough, and well ... it's not good.
There's much, much, more resulting from this circle, but I wanted to stay brief & focused on the concept of money usurping representation & the democratic process.
Last edited by Chomsky; 05-28-15 at 11:38 AM. Reason: bolding
The second worry is their life after the Senate. So long as they reasonably represent the interests of big donors on most issues, they've got a 7 figure job waiting for them the day after they retire or are defeated, and can set their family up for a generation. Just don't rock the boat too much and it's there for the taking.
i'm shocked.Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
How much did Obama get? He loves this bill.