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Lawrence Lessig: Funders Take Hostages

Posted by admin on Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying political favors bought by campaign donations must represent only voters not big money funders who don’t vote. Lawrence Lessig said:

You and I both know that as long as our representatives are held hostage to their funders — and their funders are not all of us — our system will not work

— Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig on Congress Free to Lead

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 10, 2014

When we have a congress free of big-money, a congress free to lead, we will fight to preserve the reforms we fought so hard to achieve through whatever amendments to the Constitution are necessary
— Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig on Corporate Welfare

Posted by admin on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying congressional fundraising leads to politicians supporting tax breaks and subsidies for corporations. Lawrence Lessig said:

[Congress] and their cronies secure more than one hundred billion dollars in corporate welfare

— Lawrence Lessig

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

Lawrence Lessig: Congress Owes the One Percent

Posted by admin on Monday, July 7, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying politicians spend too much time raising money from the one percent instead of representing voter interests. Lawrence Lessig said:

Right now Congress doesn’t answer to us, it answers to the elite few. Members of congress waste 30 to70 percent of their time raising money from the tiniest fraction of the one percent.   — Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig on Money in Politics

Posted by admin on Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying most American citizens agree our political system is broken because of big money in politics. Lawrence Lessig said:

In a time of polarized politics there’s one thing that more than ninety percent of Americans agree on, that our government is broken, and broken because of the money in politics
— Lawrence Lessig

The Tsumoney by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

Lawrence Lessig on Republic Lost to Funders

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lawrence Lessig Money Quotation saying during his TED talk quoting Leslie Byrne, a Democrat from Virginia to illustrate the cost to US politics of big money Funders controlling elections. Lawrence Lessig said:

Leslie Byrne, a Democrat from Virginia, was told by a colleague, “Always lean to the green. … He was not an environmentalist” — Lawrence Lessig

The Tsumoney by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

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