Posts Tagged ‘Citizen’s United’
Posted in corruption, Economics, recession, income redistribution, Politics, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution, tagged Citizen's United, Democracy, supreme court on Jam6000000amWed, 12 Jun 2013 10:04:14 +000013 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »
John McCain Calls Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United “Worst Decision in the Twenty-First Century.”
Posted in corruption, Economics, Politics, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution, tagged Citizen's United, corrupt, corruption, John McCain, Koch Brothers, supreme court on Jpm6000000pmTue, 19 Jun 2012 17:19:53 +000012 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »
The political “system is broken,” Arizona Senator John McCain said in an interview with David Gregory of NBC. He also called the decision by the corrupt Koch Brothers Wing of the Supreme Court, “the worst (court) decision of the twenty-first century.” Click below for details and video of the interview.
Posted in Economics, goldman sachs, Mitt Romney, Occupy, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, wealth redistribution, tagged Attack, Citizen's United, corruption, income redistribution, supreme court on Jpm5000000pmSun, 20 May 2012 21:46:20 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The corrupt corporate wing of the supreme court ruled that coporations were people and that they could raise bazillions of dollars to bribe politicians without disclosing who their contributors were. The founding fathers would’ve been aghast at these easily bribed justices, bribed either with money, or access to economic royality, or other reasons. However, now a lower court has ruled that the names of the money donors must be revealed. Notice that the corporate media has for the most part refused to report this story. See the link below.
By the way, we know that corporations and financial markets are owned by the one percent and are the principal conduits through which wealth and income are redistributed from the 99 percent to the one percent. Legislation has created these conduits. And the corrupt, corporate wing of the Corporate Supreme Court has been sold to the highest bidder, as described above. The court is a major tool of the rich in their war against the middle class.
Posted in Economics, income redistribution, Mitt Romney, Occupy, Politics, tagged Aquene Freechild, Citizen's United, Hawaii, New Mexico, supreme court, Vermont on Jam4000000amFri, 20 Apr 2012 08:43:06 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The great state of Vermont became the third state on Thursday to call on the U.S. Congress to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial and corrupt ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.
The Vermont House passed the resolution by a 92-40 vote. The Vermont Senate passed the resolution 26-3 last week. No doubt, representatives who voted against the measure may have been on the Koch brothers pay roll.
The 2010 Citizens United ruling struck down key provisions of the federal McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law and gave rise to super PACS, officially known as independent-expenditure only committees, which can raise an unlimited amount of money to influence federal elections as long as they do not directly coordinate with a candidate’s campaign.
The ruling held that limiting corporate campaign spending violated the First Amendment, because political contributions were a form of political speech and corporations were legally persons. It should be pointed out that the word “corporation” does not appear in the constitution, a point the Koch Brothers wing of the court refused to acknowledge, Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito.
“The General Assembly urges Congress to consider the request of many Vermont cities and towns to propose a U.S. constitutional amendment for the state’s consideration that provides that money is not speech and corporations are not persons under the U.S. Constitution and that also affirms the constitutional rights of natural persons,” Vermont’s resolution, authored by State Senator Ginny Lyons (D), stated.
Similar resolutions have passed in Hawaii and New Mexico.
“By fighting so passionately, Vermonters have put the state on the map as opposing corporate influence in our elections. Public Citizen is proud to have played a coordinating role with our Vermont partners in this movement victory,” said Aquene Freechild, senior organizer with Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People campaign.
Posted in corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, George W. Bush, taxes, the Rigged Game, tagged Citizen's United, Koch Brothers, supreme court, Taxes on Jam3000000amMon, 26 Mar 2012 08:59:11 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
When the traitorous and corrupt Koch Brothers wing of the US Supreme court ruled in favor of personhood for corporations, allowing unlimited spending on political campaigns in its anti-constitutional ruling in the Citizens United Case, it destroyed the remains of honest government. Now Super Political Action Committees rule the political landscape. People don’t. Now somebody has come up with a novel method for dealing with these Super Pacs. Tax them.
By a 7 to 3 margin, American citizens want super PACS gone! This is according to a new poll out. Super PACS are organizations that allow rich folks to spend unlimited amounts of money on politics. It’s highly unlikely the wishes of the American people will be considered by the plutocrats in congress of both parties.
By March 6, 55 towns in Vermont voted to send a message to congress to move forward on a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizen’s United, in which the corrupt Koch Brothers Wing of the Supreme Court granted personhood to corporations and allowed them the legal right to spend unlimited money on elections.
There’s nothing in the constitution allowing this. You have to be brain dead or completed corrupted by money and or ideology to believe that ExxonMobil or Nike is a person, but the members of the corrupt Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Court does.
As of Tuesday, twenty-three towns in Vermont had called on Vermont legislators and the state’s congressional delegation to overturn the illegal and highly unconstitutional Citizens United decision by the Koch Brothers purchased wing of the US Supreme Court. The decision prohibited the government from placing limits on corporations’ independent political spending, which federal law had allowed them to do for over a hundred years. As many as 60 towns are expected weigh in tonight.
The corrupt corporate Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Court effectively ensured that they would decide who wins and who loses in the political battle being waged in the halls of congress and in the white house over the distribution of income and wealth when they sided with their benefactors, the Koch Brothers, in ruling yes on the Citizens United case in 2010.
There was a $2500 campaign contribution limit before Citizens United. Now every rich person can form what’s called a Super Pac, toss a bazillion dollars into it, have the Pac spend all of those dollars on one or more candidates of his or her choice, and pretty much make the votes of the 99 percent valueless in the political markets of congress and the white house. They are and always have been markets, usually going to the highest bidder.
The government has made legislative decisions over the last thirty years that has redistributed more and more income from working people to the rich. The Koch Brothers Supreme Court made it even worse for the 99 percent. We’ve had a plutocracy for decades; but now it’s even more so.
This is the golden rule in action; he who has the gold makes the rules. Here’s what’s being done about it.
The Corrupt, Corporate Wing of the Supreme Court Will Take on a Challenge to It’s Corrupt Citizens United Decision
Posted in corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, Politics, Uncategorized, tagged Alito, Antonin Scalia, Citizen's United, Clarence Thomas, corruption, roberts, supreme court on Jpm2000000pmWed, 22 Feb 2012 12:49:15 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
The Corrupt Corporate Wing of the Supreme Court of the United States is arguably the most corrupt politically motivated group of morons now in office.
When these criminals decided to destroy one hundred years of legal precedence by voting for Citizens United, they showed us how corrupt they are. It didn’t matter that the wife of Clarence Thomas took in nearly $700,000 from the Koch brothers affiliated Heritage Foundation and didn’t report it until after she was caught. It didn’t matter that Scalia participated in a Koch brother political retreat; and that Alito participated in a right wing fund raiser sponsored by them and helped raise funds for the Koch funded Manhattan Institute. Nor does it matter that Thomas attended a Koch brothers’ political event in Palm Springs in 2008. In 2009, he raised funds for someone involved in a Supreme Court case.” (the Wide Influence of the Koch Brothers)
Did I mention legal precedence? Didn’t Chief Justice Roberts of the Koch Brothers testify under oath during his Senate confirmation hearings that he would uphold “legal precedence?” He lied. Big time. Just look at Citizens United. The Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Court all voted to overturn precedence in this legal area.
They should’ve all recused themselves before the Citizens United decision given how affiliated they are with the Koch brothers. They are the corrupt Koch Brothers wing of the Supreme Corrupt Court. The Supreme Court has become a legal joke perpetrated on the American people. The Koch Brothers wing of the court’s sole function is to help corporate America redistribute income from working Americans to the affluent.