The Supreme Court Declares Billionaires More Equal Than The Rest of Us
The Supreme Court guts campaign finance reform, eliminating the annual cap in total donations made to candidates. The Court already declared money is speech, corporations are people, and that corporations (which are thriving) and unions (which are dying) can spend unlimited sums of money on ads, recalls and other tools to defeat candidates. This is one of the last nails in the coffin of political equality. If money equals speech, and now billionaires can contribute to thousands of candidates while the rest of us can barely afford to contribute to one or two, then billionaires’ speech is now far more influential than ours (always has been, but now it’s official and legal).
The appointment of corporatists to the Court over the last 35 years has resulted in a country where when it comes to elections, we’re all equal, but some of us are more equal than others.