End Corporate Dollar Democracy!

By Peter Mathews Since the 70s, campaigns of elected officials by both major parties have been financed almost entirely by wealthy special interests and corporate lobbyists in the Top 1%. More than $6.2 billion was raised and spent in 2012 for Congress and the president. More than 80% was donated by the top half-of-one percent, super-rich Americans and wealthy corporations. As a result, elected leaders have made policies and laws that have provided tax cuts for this big-business donor class, not for small businesses and working Americans. [...]