Yes, The Pink Flamingo is constantly harping on the millions upon millions of dollars Charles and David Koch, along with George Soros are pouring in to game our political system. They are joined by Rupert Murdock who has created a propaganda machine the likes of which this nation has never seen.
According to the Supreme Court people like this have a right to pour untold amounts of money, uncontested, unaccountable, and infinite. They have a right to spend as much as they want. It doesn’t matter if it is a buck or a billion bucks. It is legal. So, they now have bought and paid for all the power and all the access they so desire.
This is not a matter if they can do it. They can. It is a matter of whether or not they should be allowed to do so. They should not. We need campaign finance reform. As far as I am concerned, PACs need to be banned.
The big money Daddy Warbucks have a legal right to do what they are doing. By doing what they are doing they have literally destroyed our Republic and replaced it with a plutocracy. My single vote no longer matters. My piddling donation of up to $2500 is a drop in the bucket to men like Charles and David Koch who have allegedly funneled up to $100 million into Karl Rove’s American Crossroads. We will never know because they are required to say how much they are spending.
It is about morality and ethics. It is about something that is legal but it is wrong. It is all about a handful of extremely rich individuals gaming the system in such a way that they have literally circumvented anything any of us might do.
We are now useless. Sure, we vote and emote, but that’s about it. We have, by allowing these people to get away with what they are doing by saying there’s no way to stop it, allowing them to destroy the very foundation of our Republic.
I don’t care if they are left, right, center, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Tea Party, Green, Constitution, or Dingbat. They have turned our elected officials into nothing but whores, selling themselves to the highest bidder. Don’t expect campaign finance reform. Don’t expect Rupert Murdock to be investigated. Don’t expect investigations into some of Soros’ inside trading, or the abjectly immoral way the Koch Brothers have manipulated the price of oil through their speculation. It doesn’t matter. They own Washington.
I really don’t want to listen to conservatives tell just how great the Koch Brothers are. They’re avoiding the subject. They’re allowing these two men to destroy our country. I think they are worse than George Soros. By standing up for them, our punditry is trashing we the little people, we the unimportant, we the impoverished, we the stupid Americans who don’t have millions of dollars to purchase influence.
When did our country change for the worse? When did we the people lose our voice? Why are conservatives standing up for the multi-billionaire power brokers? I gather they have also prostituted themselves.
We’re so screwed as a nation. I guess you do get what you pay for, all the Congresspersons and Senators money can buy!