A Megaphone Made of Cash

Abby Zimet

Arguing that unlimited corporate funding is "a right as described by the Citizens United case" and he doesn't "want to be the one chump who doesn't have any," Stephen Colbert showed up Friday at the Federal Election Commission to form a Super PAC. Given that the Supreme Court decision proved "unlimited corporate money equals free speech," he said he was acting "for all the PAC-less Americans, to give you a voice in the form of my voice."

"I believe in the American Dream," he told the crowd. "And that dream is simple: That anyone, no matter who they are, if they are determined, if they are willing to work hard enough, someday they can grow up to create a legal entity which can then receive unlimited campaign funds which can be used to influence elections."

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