Sunday, July 05, 2009

Money Can't Buy You Love But Apparently $250,000 Donations Can Buy Corporate Lobbysts Access To The White House Courtesy Of The Media

If anyone doubts our government is for sale, I'm not sure what else it will take. Why would politicians care first and foremost for their constituency when corporations are so much more lucrative?

It's funny that this event was only canceled after the public became aware of it courtesy of Politico blowing their cover. Apparently the Post's publisher was even willing to sell out her own news department. If that's the case, how can we ever trust corporate owned news? Well, hopefully you have answered that question for yourself years ago. We can't. It's a cabal. It appears there was a minor revolt amongst the Post's journalists when they found out they were even for sale.

The system has the wrong incentive structure. The system is corrupt and needs to be reformed. The most sickening point to this is that it is all legal. Americans are rotting in an economic collapse. Americans are dying in two wars. What is going on in Washington? Monied interests are scheming to write our future with little or no regard for the plight of the rightful owners of this country. Us.

A government loses its ability to rule when moral superiority and confidence are lost. Our government must be returned to the people regardless of whether that is a big government, a small government, an active government, a silent government or anything in between. The issue is not one of political ideology. It is one of morality and Constitutionality.

No more corporate lobbying. Period. Do you think politicians are ever going to change the laws? Only we have the power to do that. We are the only challenge to Washington run amok. We the people, We the States. The biggest proponent of abolishing corporate personhood over the last thirty years has been Ralph Nader. The two party system marginalized him. Called him a kook. A quack. A egomaniac. In fact, what he was was right. Forget about party ideology. It's a monopoly racket on power to marginalize democracy and keep change off of the agenda.

It's good to be the king. Not much longer though.
posted by TimingLogic at 8:58 AM