The Root of All Evil

This article on Slate caught my eye.  But as I read it, I thought less about what the article was talking about and more about the incredible sums of money that corporations and others spend on lobbying Congress.  If you thought it was bad, you are in for a real treat.  It is disgustingly horrible.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 3.3 billion was spent on lobbying in 2008 alone.  Yes, that’s billion with a B.  And yes, that is in one year.  And don’t forget, that is just lobbying.  That is not money spent on PACs, campaign contributions, or 527s.

How are we as lowly citizens without billions of dollars expected to compete with that?  We’re not.  And that is why no matter what reform we want, we need to get money out of politics first.  Talk about a losing political narrative.

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