Is That a Politician in
Washington on $2 Million a
Day, By Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman
Every day corporations
and other wealthy special interests pump another $2 million into
the coffers of our elected
officials in Washington ad their party committees. For their
money they get an estimated $160 billion a year in tax breaks,
subsidies, and other sweet deals. That’s $160 billion lifted
from taxpayers’ pockets—or about $1500 per taxpayer
per year! More...
is a regular e-mail bulletin on how private money in politics
hurts average citizens. Every day, we pay more as consumers and
taxpayers for special interest subsidies and boondoggles because
of our system of privately financed elections. It's time for a
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Clean Money in Politics Can Help You
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Clean Money Campaign Reform
role of big money in American politics should make the most cynical
lawmaker blush and the average citizen furious. Politics has become
an arms race, with special-interest money taking on the role of
missiles. Every two years, campaign costs skyrocket. Average voters
are shut out as effectively as if Congress had passed a new poll
tax, charging them for the right to vote. Many good people decide
not to enter politics, because they are intimidated and disgusted
by the need to raise huge campaign war chests or simply don't
have the connections to do so.
Paybacks: The How
the White House and Congress are Neglecting Our Health Care
Because of Their Corporate Contributors
Health care related interests have poured more than $163 million into federal
political campaigns and party coffers since 1999 and have reaped huge policy
paybacks that are harmful to ordinary people’s health, according to a new
investigative report by Public Campaign, PAYBACKS: How the White House
and Congress are Neglecting Our Health Care Because of Their Corporate Contributors. More...
America’s leaders fight pre-emptive wars abroad and ordinary
Americans fight to keep their heads above water here at home,
Arianna Huffington offers a no-holds-barred account of where
we stand and a clear and remarkable vision of where we should
aim at the ruthless fanatics in the Bush White House and
the feckless fools in the all-too-compliant Democratic opposition,
the best-selling author of Pigs at the Trough paints a scathing
picture of our contemporary political landscape—peopled
with scoundrels and cowards, and awash in the constant and
corrosive tow of dirty money. Click
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