There is only one candidate for president with any credibility when it comes to reining in Wall Street and doing something to end the corrupting influence that Big and Dark Money have over our elected officials.
As terrible as right-wing and ultra-conservative ideology is for everyone (including the ‘true believers’ who live with the rest of us 99-percenters), the problem of corruption that comes from unlimited and unregulated money that floods our democracy is one that can actually be solved now if we elect the right people.
Model legislation exists. See the American Anti-Corruption Act.
What can we do?
- First, get registered if you aren’t and vote in the primaries for Sanders.
- Second, vote for him in the General.
- Third and perhaps most importantly, vote Republicans out of every other office on the ballot.
Every. Single. One.
No, Democrats aren’t pure and innocent on the issue of money. Hillary is the largest recipient in pretty much every way, but understand this.
This isn’t about her, and money is absolutely corrupting Republicans in ways that result in far worse outcomes for everyone, economically and socially.
According to OpenSecrets.org, Republican presidential candidates get….
- 62.6% of all Commercial Bank contributions
- 70.4% of all Hedge Fund & Private Equity contributions
- 74.7% of Insurance
- 88.1% of Oil & Gas
- 58.6% of Pharma
- 65.2% of Securities & Investment
….and the list goes on.
Who is the most responsible for our economic woes? See above.
The real icing on the cake is how we got to this sorry state. The single biggest reason is given to us courtesy of the Supreme Court.
The only Supreme Court Justices who ruled for Big Money in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases were those appointed by a Republican president.
Sanders is the only one talking about overturning these decisions as a condition for any appointments he’d make.
How much more convincing will it take to reach our fellow 99-percenters who prefer Hillary or who think that they’re Republicans?