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CORPORATIONS: Political reality misrepresented

Letter by Beverly Smaby, Tacoma on Dec. 9, 2011 at 10:19 am | 18 Comments »
December 9, 2011 12:55 pm

Bradley Schiller totally misrepresents political reality in his column, ¨The problem is Washington, D.C. – not Wall Street¨ (TNT. 12-8). It is corporate America that runs Washington, D.C., not the other way around.

Corporations fund political campaigns of candidates for every political office imaginable, state and federal. They advertise their candidates with no limitations under the Supreme Court´s Citizens United decision. They fund an army of lobbyists to weaken congressional attempts at regulation. They cash in on their political contributions to get their lackeys appointed to powerful positions in agencies that regulate them.

It was corporate America that caused the current recession and corporate America that limited government’s response to it.

This is why the Occupy movement has (rightly) targeted corporations in virtually every city in America.

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