Published on Feb 27, 2014
Today there are more than 100,000 lobbyists representing interests that spend more than $9 billion to influence government policy – and the majority of this spending is typically hidden from the public. So who are our elected officials truly representing – average American citizens? Or the vast monied interests that shower politicians with campaign contributions and other lobbying money to ensure that their policy preferences, financial interests and pet projects top the government’s priority list.
The only solution, as Ana Kasparian points out, is to get money out of politics. But we can’t depend on the same politicians who benefit from this corrupt system to do anything. That’s why The Young Turks formed a political action committee, http://www.wolf-pac.com, to pass a Constitutional Amendment overturning Citizens United, eliminating corporate personhood and taking vast corporate sums out of the political process.
For more information, visit http://www.wolf-pac.com today!