January 28, 2010 | Ronda Jambe

A corporation in Congress? just a logical step

From the Institute for Public Accuracy, a new twist on lobbying. I quote their message, it is a logical next step for those who have seen the doco The Corporation:
“Following the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to allow unlimited corporate funding of federal campaigns, Murray Hill Inc. today announced it is filing to run for U.S. Congress. “Until now,” Murray Hill Inc. said in a statement, “corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence-peddling to achieve their goals in Washington. But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves.” Murray Hill Inc. is believed to be the first “corporate person” to exercise its constitutional right to run for office.
The campaign’s “designated human,” Eric Hensal, will help the corporation conform to “antiquated, human only” procedures and sign the necessary voter registration and candidacy paperwork. Hensal is excited by this new opportunity: “We want to get in on the ground floor of the democracy market before the whole store is bought by China.” Murray Hill Inc. plans on filing to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
See the just-released video ad:
Now that may be a cynical spoof, but the US gov is in someone’s hands other than the people when spending for the military goes up and spending on social programs goes down. Obama has put a freeze on non-security discretionary spending while freeing up ever more funds for military adventures. He has said he would prefer to be a good one term president than a mediocre two term president, but what he is delivering is much worse than mediocrity. Truth-telling is needed, and a turn away from adventurism.
In yet another twist, two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Obama and Oscar Arias, president of Costa Rica, have included weapons manufacture in their free trade agreement. Will someone please lock up the real crazies?

Posted by Ronda Jambe at 4:21 pm | Comments (1) |

1 Comment

  1. Good to see Rhonda that you have noted this crime.5 judges to 4 passed this resolution and now foreign corporates can now determine who will Govern the USA.
    Bush and Obama have destroyed the US constitution.We are all but a hairs breadth from totalitarianism.The internet is our French Resistance.
    Kevin Rudd needs to be put in his place and Tony Abbott must be held to account.
    Do not trust any of them!

    Comment by ARJAY — January 28, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

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