If you’re like me, and I know you are, you’ve been wondering who exactly our president is listening to, and exactly whose interests does he take seriously.
That’s because it should be obvious that he’s not listening to us, the 99%, and our interests are on the back burner, if they’re on the stove at all.
Well, help is on the way, there’s one guy in Washington that knows who’s calling the shots, and he’s helping us understand the mystery of who exactly are the MOTU.
US Senator Bernie Sanders, of Vermont has posted a report on the 26 Billionaires who are using their wealth and the license provided by the SCOTUS Citizens United decision to buy our government.
I’m a big fan of lists, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to share this one.
Citizens United is nothing more than a device intended to enable the very wealthy to remain anonymous while subverting our democracy through legalized bribery.
If you find most the names on Bernie’s list are unfamiliar, don’t feel bad, these folks have always been rich enough to by anonymity, and now thanks to Citizens United, they have achieved near absolute impunity too.
I sincerely hope that someone will annotate this list more completely to give us a more complete look at where their wealth has come from, so as to allow us some ability to judge whether their judgment and behavior is evidence of good character, the sort of character to whom we would entrust the control of our elected officials, like our president for instance.
If the average American must show a photo ID before being allowed to vote, why can’t we mandate that anyone contributing more than $1000 to any candidate for office be required to register their photo with the FEC, and have it posted to the FEC website so we can all get a look at who is financing our elections?