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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:45 PM

85. What we need is reform of the system so that non-corporate voices can run and be heard.


It is getting harder and harder, and in some places it is virtually impossible, to run for national office without deep corporate pockets backing you. Big money donors select candidates with their checkbooks, and they WILL use those deep pockets to either co-opt or target with barrages of expensive negative advertising any upstart who tries to take on their choice.

And the elections commission, which has been taken over by the two major parties, severely curtails access to debates, deliberately limiting the national conversation to the two corporate-sponsored messages. Most Democrats don't realize the extent to which limiting third party access to debates hurts not only the third party candidates, but OUR OWN candidates, as well...because it keeps them from being pressured to respond to voters rather than their big-money donors. If the only other guy running is corporate, too, there is no reason to appeal to voters' interests, because those voters have nowhere else to go.

We have a deep, deliberately corporate-created structural problem that has corrupted the very foundation of the democratic process.

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