Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Money talks

Today is an important day in the future history of the USA, not because Sonya Sotomayer has taken a seat on the Supreme Court, but because of the case of judicial activism that will cross her bench.

Today the US Supreme Court is scheduled to rehear Citizens United v. the FEC. The decision in this case could allow corporations to exercise their right to "free" speech by spending unlimited money to influence elections.

What this case would do is equate speech with money, and dismantle McCain/Feingold campaign finance law.

Shareholder activist Robert A.G. Monks has been heroically striving to bring this to the nations attention and you can read all about it here:

Corporate speech

Swimming with the pigs

A pig farmer might tell you that if you want a clear stream you've to keep the hogs out of the spring.

When it comes to healthcare proposals, politicians seem to be telling us that the way to clear up a stream is to make the pigs a little fatter.

Who would believe such transparent stupidity?

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin