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.