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Money in Politics: Where is the Outrage?

by Kellye
The current fight to get money out of politics prompted by the Citizens United decision is not the first time that a crusade has been necessary to fight against the crony capitalism of big business and politicians, and a Supreme Court that protects them.  Over 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt championed progressive policies such as trust busting and increased regulation of business.  His domestic policy centered around what he called the “Square Deal”, promising the average citizen a fair share.  It took the human suffering of the Great Depression before many of these progressive policies were passed into law.  Over the last 30-40 years, there has been a concerted effort by corporate and moneyed interests to weaken or overturn many of these laws. Continue reading