Thursday, February 23, 2012

More on Super PACs

Dear Readers,

Madame L has found a great graphic illustration of where the big money is coming from and which candidates it's going to:

This information has become available AFTER the voting in the first caucuses and polls of the season. More information will become available about future contributions and funds AFTER the next round of voting takes place. Transparency, not much.

Madame L thinks the election system in the U.S. is a disaster since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling last year. But she still urges her Dear Readers to educate themselves about the candidates, contribute what they can and volunteer whenever possible for the candidate(s) they think will best represent them, and, for Pete's sake, VOTE, in the 2012 elections.


Madame L

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

Our stunningly idealogic Supreme Court has basically given us a "Billionaires Club to Select our Leaders".

I'm certain it's not an accident that the Billionaire paymasters are not identified until after each Primary.

As long as Congress is allowed to get these vast, behind-the-scenes funds, they will NOT vote to change the system - it's a self-perpetuating system. They WILL vote to change the system after we see probably the greatest political scandal in American history play out... but by then the damage will already have been done.

I'm not feeling as cynical here as I am feeling scared.