By now the majority of us have heard plenty about the extremely large amount of secret money being used in this midterm election cycle. We know that much of it is being funded toward Republicans and we should already begin to see just how much effect that it is having. The poll numbers are closing and its anybodies’ race for the next few days. What has not been disclosed, until now, is just how strong of a hold Corporate America has on our nation.
“The private prison industry helped write Arizona’s anti-illegal-immigration bill in a closed-door session in a hotel conference room, and then donated to 30 of the bill’s co-sponsors after the bill passed, NPR revealed in a blockbuster story yesterday.” “Now, NPR has a second story out explaining how the nonprofit American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brings together corporations and legislators who collaborate to design “model bills” out of the sight of taxpayers and voters.” “Just over the past year, more than 200 of the organization’s “model” bills – drafted by corporations with the lawmakers – became law around the country.” ( Goodwin, Liz, 10/29/2010, Yahoo Upshot, 7 striking revelations from NPR’s investigation into how companies influence lawmakers, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org).
C’mon people when are we going to wake up and smell the coffee? We can stomp on the head of a defenseless young lady but we can not stop corporations from making laws and undermining the very democracy that my fellow military members are currently fighting and dying for at this very instance. Why should we sacrifice the lives of young men and women overseas when what they think that that are fighting for is a free country only to come home and realize that the freedoms are now own in full by Exxon Mobile. We call this president a socialist and will do everything in our power to see him fail but we stand around like idiots and let big business make laws. It’s easy to try and blame those different than you for the issues that exist nationwide but has anyone considered that may our issues stem from the over 200 bills drafted by these backroom deals that eventually became law?