Part of a series on the Five Biggest Problems Facing America:
3. Corporate tax loopholes (Tuesday)
1. Money in politics
Conclusion (Friday)Quite simply, I think that money in politics is the single biggest problem in our society. It has corrupted the system upon which liberal democracy is based almost completely. And it is ultimately responsible for all of the other problems I’ve highlighted.
As the video above shows, the recent SCOTUS ruling that corporations are individuals truly exacerbates this issue, not to mention offending the commonsense sensibilities of just about everyone in our republic.
Honestly, I’m just so flummoxed with how the wealthy and corporations can buy politicians’ favor, that I don’t know anything we can do about it. It may just be the reason that our republic falls.
I wish I could conjure up something pithy to write, or even propose a solution. But the thoroughgoing way that our system has been co-opted by money is utterly depressing to me. It leaves me speechless.