Is our country heading toward the United States of CORPORATE America?

United States
September 5, 2010 10:15am CST
As some of you know, corporations are sitting on over $2 TRILLION dollars, most of which they have accumulated during the last two years while the rest of the country was suffering. While the rest of us were struggling to get by, corporations have been quietly raising pricing, and dramatically increasing profits. This stock pile number is going up about $300 Billion a quarter. With the recent Supreme Court ruling that corporations have a first amendment right to contribute to political campaigns, this will give them the ultimate power to decide who they want in Washington. How do you feel about corporations exploiting the people of the United States, and do you think the people will finally get fed up with them, and do something about it?
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
5 Sep 10
Too late, they already have the power. And the people keep voting for the same kind of people to keep it that way. As long as they keep doing that, nothing is ever going to change.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
6 Sep 10
The scariest part is the ones who want to make sure they keep that power are currently leading in the polls. I honestly don't think most people are even aware of this issue. Annie
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Heading towards??? We are already there. People are fed up but they don't seem to be doing much about it.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
5 Sep 10
More important is what can we do about it? Why did the Supreme Court give them this right? There used to be limits on who and how much could be contributed and now it seems the gloves are off and anyone can buy a candidate. How do you force the Supreme Court to reverse a decision? Shalom~Adoniah
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I don't like it one bit! You nailed it, debater, the "United States of Corporate America" is exactly what our country is becoming indeed. I realize big business had a big enough influence on our lawmakers even before the recent Supreme Court ruling but now there is nothing at all to hold them back. It's really infuriating but I'm very much afraid the people aren't going to get fed up until it's way too late, if it isn't already. As it is, it appears the majority of the voters want a Republican majority in Congress for some reason. The GOP MINORITY already blocked the Disclosure bill so we know if they get the majority the corporations will get more power, not less. They'll be able to donate as many billions to political campaigns as they want without anyone knowing and there will be little to no government oversight or regulations so they'll be able exploit us and even put some of us in danger to their hearts' content. Annie