$1,590,125.00. That's how much @RepFredUpton has taken from the telecom industry. There's no way Fred is going to help us save #NetNeutrality . Why? Because he's been purchased.
How? In 2010, corporations are now allowed to spend as much money as they want on politicians and political campaigns, through “donations” and “independent expenditures” and more, thanks to a bill passed called Citizens United (ironically divides people via class). If we go back even further tho, that law is just shooting a dead horse. Before Citizens United became law, politicians had to legalize bribery all together by saying corporations are individual human beings, thus, allowing these ORGANIZATIONS (Not individual peoples) to have the ability use money as speech. Giving corporations the liberty of free, political speech, effectively allows these corporations to have bidding wars on politicians to help get legislation passed that benefits them, who happen to always be very rich, wealthy, healthy, and non minority, well off individuals... not me or you... I mean idk, let’s try and buy Hillary Clinton and see what happens? (trust me, you don’t have enough money to even have a conversation with her privately) #MONEYISNTSPEECH Let's get him out of OUR seat and replace him with someone who #CantBeBought! @DavidBenacForCongress
Also, #Connecticut and more importantly #Waterbury, let’s work from the ground up, and let’s fight to turn the idea of the 25th amendment, into a law, a fact, and a reality! The political action committee Wolf-Pac is where I found this wonderful idea. Let’s get money OUT of politics with a constitutional amendment, stating that corporations are not individuals like me and you, and they can not use their money as political speech, to corrupt our representatives, and to destroy our democracy, effectively creating a life lived in an oligopoly (a state of limited competition in which a market is shared by a small amount of producers or sellers)
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