“Since Citizens United, just 12 mega-donors, eight of them billionaires, have paid one dollar out of every 13 spent in federal elections.”Chisun Lee, GOTHAM GAZETTE
What if dollars were “voting people” vs. 12 mega-donors?
Could the odds be 140 Million to 12 in favor of Democracy?
Can the effort to rely on small donations from ordinary people produce representatives with resource integrity?
The way to know is to make a Democratic majority. The most recent was the 111th Congress for just two years. The next will be the 117th Congress – four to eight years would be much better.
Of the last ten session of Congress, only three were unified and Democrat, seven were divided.
A just society is the creation of a people’s trust in government. A Democracy, on the other hand, protects us from ourselves. Democratic governments pool resources to support the public good and warn of poisons and ill health, and disease indicators as they occur. It can work to prevent recurrences and sustain care for the health and welfare of the elderly. It can attempt to keep people safe from the violence of others. It can strengthen people’s ability to protect themselves. It can regulate, mitigate and eliminate ill impacts. Democracy in a just society builds on interpersonal resilience for everyone pursuing free expression, accountability, and equality.
It is now an urgent requirement. Send some cash to a Democrat or an Independant of your choice running in any state you desire. One party in power for eight years can work if the base of the ordinary commits. Do that first, before asking who’s doing what down the billionaire’s rabbit hole.
Before reading the stories linked below, The Report recommends the short versions on Influence Watch. Search names such as Peter Theil, Bill Gates and George Soros. The involvement of these individuals on the issues reveals two observations. First, twelve people wielding the power of an unfathomable amount of cash has a bad smell, and second, their own measures of productivity threaten our Democracy.
About a billionaire seeking to disrupt America’s Democracy (here). A billionaire on sustaining investment in a future outside of politics (here). A review of a billionaire giving $28.3 million [? Energy industry 2011 political donations] into the Democracy PAC to support the Democratic side of the 2020 election. (here).