HomeUncategorizedWeekly Address January 23, 2010: President Obama Addresses This Week's Supreme Court Decision

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In this week’s address, President Barack Obama addresses the Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections and vows that “as long as I'm your President, I'll never stop fighting to make sure that the most powerful voice in Washington belongs to you.”




Weekly Address January 23, 2010: President Obama Addresses This Week's Supreme Court Decision — 2 Comments

  1. Smintheus over at Unbossed.com has a great idea for how the U.S. Congress can “fix” the Supreme Courts’ terrible decision about giving Corporations full reign on campaign contributions on the basis of the 1st amendment rights as a “person”: Pass a law that makes it mandatory that corporations contributing to U.S. elections have to be owned by U.S. citizens.  After all, giving corporations “personhood” and rights that individual citizens have, virtually gives any stockholder U.S. citizenship rights. So, if a corporation has foreign stockhholders – any foreign stockholders – they would be forbidden to advertise.  

    Do we want foreign investors and foreign companies exerting so much money influence over U.S. elections?  I think not!

    In fact. . . I think that most conservatives wouldn’t like that idea, either. I think there would be a lot of support for limiting donations due to corporate personhood – aka U.S. citizenship rights – to companies that are U.S. companies owned by U.S. citizens exclusively.  (Such a law, for example, would also silence so-called “foreign” companies like Dick Cheney’s KBR, which is registered somewhere in the Caribbean to avoid taxes, legally a foreign company, and unable to do election advertising.

    If you think this is a good idea, tell your congresspersons!