SCOTUS: Roberts Five strike another blow for plutocracy

So public financing is ok, but more public financing of “triggered” funds to keep up with non-public financed candidates is not ok. The SCOTUS wanted to do just enough damage to public financing to render it useless. But after Citizens United, why even try to hide the fact that they’re corporate whores?

Read Americans for Campaign Reform

As Larry Kachimba said: In Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett, 10-238 (June 26, 2011) (5-4) five Supreme Court justices eviscerate the only effective alternative to limits on election expenditures: public campaign finance. Under its surreal “money is speech” doctrine, the Supreme Court has since 1976 invalidated effective limits on money in politics as a restriction on speech. Now it holds that the public cannot spend its money to match private electioneering expenditures to level the playing field between public interest and special interest in order to control political corruption.


About James Crist

How do we stop America's decline? The country is in trouble and we can all feel it. Where did we go wrong? How do we fix it? We now have an auction-based government, for sale to the highest bidder. Politicians have become nothing more than corporate whores and pawns for the rich. If we want our representatives to represent us, let them get their campaign money from us, their constituents. We have to amend the constitution to get the big money out of politics.
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