A Koch Brothers Holiday

         In this week's SCOTUS decision, we learned that corporations are not only people—as Mitt Romney—has been telling us all along, but they are all good, honest, decent “people” that we can trust to do the right thing.

         Justices Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, reached the conclusion that "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption," and therefore no “sufficient governmental interest justifies limits on the political speech of nonprofit or for-profit corporations."  Let the heavens rejoice! A new age of beneficence hath come o’re us.  The love of money is no longer the root of all evil, as the Good Book warns.

         Seriously, have these demented, old men forgotten their high school history?  During the Gilded Age, corruption ran amuck and American workers and natural resources were exploited, when there were scant rules to restrain corporate greed.  The Robert’s court is doing their best bring back those “good ol’ days.” 

         The Koch Brothers were right all along: “You get what you pay for.”  And they just bought themselves a court and a country.

 

 

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