Super PAC Fairness
January 17, 2012
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So I have an a solution to the debate about Super PACs and the gusher of corporate contributions to political campaigns. Someone needs to file a suit and get the Supreme Court to declare that individual people are corporations. Then each citizen could make unlimited campaign contributions, pay taxes at the reduced corporate rate, get incentives to move to selected cities, and be exempt from criminal prosecution. Real equality!
Corporations are not people, and money is not speech. The Supreme Court has ruled otherwise, effectively disenfranchising most Americans. The disclosure loopholes allow politicians to buy government in secret. And anyone who thinks candidate committees aren’t illegally coordinating activities with “independent” super PACs is simply naive. [Editorial: The vultures of Citizens United are coming home to roost; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 15-Jan-2012]