Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quote of the day: Unleashing the genius of corporate America

Regarding the consequences for the American election system of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, it turns out the genius of corporate America just needs the proper motivation:

The billionaire corporation officers couldn't come up with serious reductions in automotive fuel consumption for 40 years. Corporate bigwigs have yet to figure out how to make banks profitable without creating periodic worldwide economic disasters, and have failed over almost 40 years to make any progress whatever in preventing and/or cleaning up major oil spills. People who pay themselves well upward of a million dollars a year say they simply can't find a way to seriously reduce their pollution of our environment.

But it took only about four months to design and set up an efficient system for taking over the American electoral system at all levels, from municipal to national.

Read the whole thing, but don't expect to feel very happy when you're finished.

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