sikacz wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:53 pm
No it’s called evading the truth or addressing an issue.
Can you explain how pointing out reality is evading the truth or not addressing an issue?
As long as Citizens United is a fact of life the dollar will decide issues like fairness and compassion and empathy.
If the courts decide not top hear a case then the status quo stands.
It may not be what any of us would like to see as the outcome but it is still the outcome.
So far there has been no model, method, mechanism, process or procedure presented to so a reasonable expectation of overturning Citizens United.
The problem is funding. A candidate that cannot raise the amount of money needed today is unlikely to make it past the primaries and unless the candidate is on one of the corporate funded parties has almost no chance of winning an election. Until there is a different funding source that matches or exceeds the current big business voice little change is possible. But no one has suggested a way to create that counter balancing voice.
Once labor had a chance. If, in August 1981, all of the State and Federal workers had supported the air traffic controllers then there would have been that alternate voice. But labor did not speak up. And the voice of the working class has been muted and is today just irrelevant.