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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Supreme Court Frees Up Corporate Campaign Spending

Feb 1, 2010

The Supreme Court voted to throw out limits on campaign spending by corporations and unions.

To equate the amount corporations have to spend to the amount unions can spend is ridiculous. Who has the money? This was simply a decision to give the corporations free rein to influence the outcome of elections.

Of course, it’s not as though current campaign finance laws actually prevented corporations from intervening in elections. Corporations just had to be a little careful about using certain phrases like “vote for” or “vote against” in political ads.

The latest ruling just allows the corporations to be more blatant about spending money to buy political influence.

The Supreme Court just made the meaning of capitalist democracy a little clearer.