Campaign Cash, Corruption, Corporate Power
Campaign cash--we're drowning in a flood of it. As Katrina vanden Heuvel noted yesterday on GRITtv, this is on track to be a $5 billion election--and it's not over.
We used to have words for spending like that on politicians: bribery. Remember all that quaint anti-colonial talk about "Independence"? As Zephyr Teachout commented in a meeting I was part of, hosted by the Coffee Party, those founding fathers were all about independence from corruption and prosecuting bribery. Remember the phrase "anti-Trust"?