How Big Money Has Hijacked US Politics

#Money

Wed, Aug 29th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

unPAC is an organization that wants to put an end to money deciding government policies. Their goal is to bring back a government that works for the people and not just for billionaires and special interest groups.

Big money has corrupted our democracy and the problem is only getting worse. Accelerated by Citizens United and weaker campaign finance rules, our elections now run on an obscene amount of special interest dollars, distorting the basic democratic principle of "one person, one vote." On almost every issue special interest groups call the shots, preventing Congress from getting anything done that serves the public. Instead they have passed perverse legislation -- from defining pizza as a vegetable for school cafeterias to handing out huge tax breaks to their biggest supporters. In short, politicians have become accountable to those who bankroll them, not the people they represent. Us.

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