Congress Job Approval Drops Again to a New Absurd Low

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 9:00 am

Congress’ job approval rating had been hovering in the low single digits for months, but it managed to drop to only 9 percent in the newest CBS News/New York Time poll. An overwhelming 84 percent of Americans don’t approve of the job Congress is currently doing.

 

Supreme Court Deals Another Devastating Blow to Campaign Finance Reform

By: Monday June 27, 2011 11:30 am

The Roberts Court continues its work turning America into corporatocracy with a government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich. The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling today just struck down a provision (PDF) of Arizona’s public campaign financing system that would provide publicly financed candidates some matching funds if their opponents started raising large quantities of private money.

Why Big Oil Wins: What Would You Spend to Keep a $4 Billion Check?

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 4:29 pm

Imagine that, for absolutely no logical reason, the government was about to mail you a check for $4 billion, but some people want to stop you from getting that check. How much would you be willing to pay to make sure you got your hands on that $4 billion?

Members of Congress Aren’t Like You and Me – They’re Rich

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 8:40 am

As long as being able to spend lots of private money is almost a prerequisite for winning an election, the wealthy people with lots of private money to spend on elections are going to make up a vastly disproportionate number of winners and people with influence in the process.

Hill Democrats Whine About Third-Party Campaign Spending, Ignoring Their Own Failure to Act

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 3:10 pm

This pathetic whining from Democrats about problems they could and should have fixed is deeply depressing. It is like watching someone starve to death because they are too lazy to walk to their fully stocked kitchen.

Money for Nothing? Wall Street Punishes Dems for Appearing to Tackle Financial Regulation

By: Tuesday July 6, 2010 4:40 pm

If you are upset that the new financial reform bill is too weak, does not fundamentally change a broken system and will not prevent another meltdown, perhaps you should take a look at this: Wall Street is unhappy that Democrats have been slightly mean to them, so it has closed its huge campaign-donation spigot.

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