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Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits

David Horsey doesn't just draw awesome political cartoons - he also has a column (you probably already know this - but just in case you're in the same boat as me I'm putting this up here):

Rich gain clout as Supreme Court kills political spending limits

By David Horsey

April 3, 2014, 5:00 a.m.

America has seen some impressive winning streaks -- the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, the New York Yankees for half the 20thcentury, Tiger Woods until his wife caught him with his putter on the wrong green --– but few can surpass the string of wins being racked up by rich people. And now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservatives, the super-wealthy can take another victory lap.

On Wednesday, in a 5-4 ruling, the highest court in the land took one more big step toward eliminating all the campaign finance laws that have been enacted since the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. This time they struck down limits on the amount of money any individual can give to candidates running for the House and Senate.

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“Taken together with Citizens United, today’s decision eviscerates our nation’s campaign finance laws,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said in his dissent from the ruling. Some observers predict that the path is now open for the court to kill every remaining restraint on spending in elections ...

More here: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-supreme-court-spending-limits-20140403,0,5185172.story#ixzz2xsBpl72y

Supreme Court Defends Wealthy’s Right to Own Government

This post is sarcasm (well, sarcasm imitating real life)

April 2, 2014
Supreme Court Defends Wealthy’s Right to Own Government
Posted by Andy Borowitz

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—By a five-to-four decision, the United States Supreme Court today defended the right of the wealthiest Americans to own the United States government.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts summarized the rationale behind the Court’s decision: “In recent years, this Court has done its level best to remove any barriers preventing the wealthiest in our nation from owning our government outright. And while the few barriers that remained were flimsy at best, it was high time that they be shredded as well.”

More here: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/04/supreme-court-defends-right-of-wealthy-to-own-government.html#entry-more

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