Got the relative size of a thousand and a billion firmly in your head? Now imagine you are a billionaire, you want to bend politics in a particular direction, and a million dollars is LITERALLY pocket change. Candy money.
And this is why the Supreme Court erred so badly in the Citizen United case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC
You see, even if you have a thousand bucks left at the end of the month you still couldn't afford to buy a billboard. Much less dump tens of millions into dark money politics.
So, if you're looking around at US politics and wondering how in the hell we got here? Well, a big reason, maybe even the biggest reason, is too many billionaires and a bad Supreme Court decision.
I'm a firm believer in Capitalism. So long as it is properly chained and watched.
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