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Steve Israel: Shark Tank Democracy

Posted by admin on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Steve Israel Money Quotation saying as New York Congessman finishing final term that money from the wealthy fueling campaign finance has destroyed politics. Steve Israel said:

This isn’t ‘Shark Tank’ This is your democracy. But as the bidding grows higher, your voice gets lower. You’re simply priced out of the marketplace of ideas. That is, unless you are one of the ultra wealthy
— Steve Israel

John Kerry: Money Chase Risks Democracy

Posted by admin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

John Kerry Money Quotation saying the wealthy political donors that contribute “Dark Money” to Super PACS and finance elections own democracy. John Kerry said:

The unending chase for money I believe threatens to steal our democracy itself. They know it. They know we know it. And yet, nothing happens
— John Kerry

Jon Stewart: Democracy Better Controlled $

Posted by admin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jon Stewart Money Quotation saying it’s difficult to comprehend how Citizens United extends voter voices. #GetMoneyOut The quote is at around 2:13 in the video below (if you can bear the commercial pre-roll). Jon Stewart said:

In whose delusional mind is democracy made better by letting wealthier people control more of it?
— Jon Stewart

Ben Cohen: One Dollar One Vote Plutocracy

Posted by admin on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ben Cohen Money Quotation saying the rich are able to speak with a louder voice when every dollar they have speaks for them. Ben Cohen said:

It’s changed our country from what used to be a democracy, when it used to be one person, one vote to now, what is it, a plutocracy? It’s one dollar, one vote

— Ben Cohen

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune


 
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Bernie Sanders: Billionaires Buy Elections

Posted by admin on Monday, January 5, 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont Money Quotation saying our history of battling injustice in the world will make us focus on injustice and corruption at home. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said:

I do not believe that people fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy elections

— Bernie Sanders

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Money v Democracy

Posted by admin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Money Quotation saying the supreme court ruled badly on money in politics and she would reverse that decision if possible. Ruth Bader Ginsburg said:

If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Harry Reid on Political Dark Money

Posted by admin on Sunday, August 10, 2014

Senator Harry Reid speaking during a senate judiciary hearing in June 2014 on billionaires control of political system. Harry Reid said:

I’m here because the flood of dark money into our nation’s political system poses the greatest threat to our democracy that I have witnessed during my tenure in public service
— Harry Reid

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lawrence Lessig: Change Campaign Funding

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying we’ve lost our republic because campaigns are given the most money by wealthy businesses & owners. Lawrence Lessig said:

We won’t get our democracy back until we change the way campaigns are funded

— Lawrence Lessig

No, Toto, I don't think we're in Democracy anymore

Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

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