Citizens United & Money in Politics

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Do we actually have a democracy when money trumps votes and corporations trump people?

We are witnessing an unprecedented influx of money into our political process. The 2012 presidential election could see spending of over 2 billion dollars by a small group of wealthy plutocrats and corporations – most often with their identities hidden.

We would have to be naïve to think that they do not want something in exchange. Can our system still be “for the people, by the people” when politicians are beholden to moneyed interests? No matter who we vote for, will they truly represent the interests of the people of the United States?

This discussion is to explore how we can make the votes of people count instead of the money of corporations and plutocrats.

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