Have the Supreme Court enabled Corporations to purchased America's democracy
Supreme Court rule in favor of Citizen united that Corporations are people and money is speech have hurt America's Democracy.
According to sources, recent attendees at Koch seminars include Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) ("Tea Party Kingmaker"), Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), and Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. The same sources name state governors in attendance at the Vail seminar: Florida's Rick Scott, Virginia's Robert McDonnell, and White House hopeful Rick Perry of Texas. Perry’s attendance was not acknowledged until the tail number of his plane was tracked by The Austin American-Statesman; then the attendance was listed as "a meeting with a private gathering of business leaders.
"CPAC spoke with Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who remains active in conservative causes. Her latest effort is Liberty Central, which aims at providing history and philosophical instruction to Tea Party activists and those dissatisfied with the current direction of American government. They will fully launch in the spring, and it will arm activists with the" tools to win debates"
Don't be fool by deception 1 john from the Holy Bible " This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him. To use economics to keep us impoverished by having profit based upon scarcity. Scarcity for the masses is built into economics by the law of supply and demand. The more there is, the less you can charge. The less there is the more you can charge. This rule breeds scarcity. Scarcity is a key feature of economic control. The question is why? Why is this law in place if it breeds scarcity? That sucks for the masses! Its not in there for our benefit. That law was chosen and built in on purpose to keep us slaves with little financial resources to break free from bondage. Economics is just a word for a set of monopoly"
President Barrack Obama stated that the decision "gives the special interests and their lobbyist even more power in Washington — while undermining the influence of average Americans who make small contributions to support their preferred candidates". President Obama argued that the decision "reversed a century of law" (strictly, the federal ban on corporate and union expenditures dates from 1947) and that it would allow "foreign corporations to spend without limits in our elections", during which Justice Alito, in the audience, perceivably mouthed the words "not true".:
'The power of Congress to protect the election ... from corruption being clear, the choice of means to that end presents a question primarily addressed to the judgment of Congress….
Citizens United and super PACsCitizens United v. Federal Election Commission has often been credited (or blamed) for the creation of "super PACs", political action committees which make no contributions to candidates or parties and so can accept unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, and unions. Certainly, the holding in Citizens United that, for purposes of establishing a "compelling government interest" of corruption sufficient to justify government limitations on political speech, "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption", helped affirm the legal basis for super PACs However, it took another decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Speech now.org v. Federal Election Commission, to actually authorize the creation of super PACs. While Citizens United held that corporations and unions could make independent expenditures, a separate provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act, at least as long interpreted by the Federal Election Commission, held that individuals could not contribute to a common fund without it becoming a PAC. PACs, in turn, were not allowed to accept corporate or union contributions of any size or to accept individual contributions in excess of $5000.
In Speechnow.org, the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, held 9–0 that in light of Citizens United, such restrictions on the sources and size of contributions could not apply to an organization that made only independent expenditures in support of or opposition to a candidate, but not contributions to a candidates campaign. The effectiveness of this system remains a hot topic in American politics. See Political Action Committee.In addition to indirectly providing support for the creation of super PACs, Citizens United allowed incorporated 501(c)(4) public advocacy groups (such as the National Rifle Association or Sierra Club, or the group Citizens United itself) and trade associations to make expenditures in political races. Such groups may not, under the tax code, have a primary purpose of engaging in electoral advocacy. These organizations must disclose their expenditures, but unlike super PACs they do not have to include the names of their donors in their FEC filings. A number of partisan organizations, such as Karl Rove's influential conservative Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies or the liberal 21st Century Colorado, have since registered as tax-exempt 501c4 groups (defined as groups promoting "social welfare") and engaged in substantial political spending. This has led to claims of large secret donations, and questions about whether such groups should be required to disclose their donors.[who?] Historically, such non-profits have not been required to disclose their donors or names of members. See National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama. Deliberate:
What The extreme right wing Neo Con Corporation s intends to do or achieve Aim design: The privatization of prisons in modern American history is directly linked to society's desire -- specifically in the South -- to find cheap labor to replace the workforce lost to slave owners after emancipation. After the Civil War, prison populations in the south sky rocketed -- mostly by the flow of newly freed slaves into correctional facilities as a result of the Black Codes, vagrancy laws, and other policies specifically targeting them. The convict lease system was quickly set up to return the newly freed slaves who were being funneled into prison back to their employers who had just lost their slave labor. Private companies paid the state a fee in return for the ability to lease out convicts (who did not receive wages at that time). Many southern businessmen acquired massive amounts of wealth by doing this -- including Nathan Bedford Forest, the confounder and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, who made a portion of his millions trading slaves and running a prison farm camp on President's Island in the late 1800's. Although the convict lease system was phased out across the country through the 20th century, its legacy lives on not only in the continued disproportion of minorities in America's prisons -- which house over 2.3 million people, over 2/3 of them people of color -- but also through the private prison industry.
The republicans were against regulation of health care reform they want the uninsured Americans to die quickly.
Medicare or Medicaid fraud typically involves a doctor or other health care provider seeking reimbursement through the government program for medical supplies or medical treatment that was either unnecessary or never provided to a patient. In these recent cases, the subjects of the investigation are suspected of submitting false claims for physical and occupational therapy, home health care and other treatments. The federal government has recently discussed an increased focus on these cases and created a task force to investigate Medicare/Medicaid fraud in various states. Florida is reported to be one of the prime focuses of the task force. The government claims that health care fraud costs the country billions of dollars each year.